An Appraisal: Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life

Whether writing about his patients, his love of chemistry or the power of music, Dr. Sacks leapfrogged among disciplines, shedding light on the connections between science and art.

yesterday, 11:07
Oliver Sacks, eminent neurologist and author of Awakenings, dies aged 82

Author who also wrote The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat revealed in February that he was in the late stages of terminal cancer , the eminent neurologist and writer, has died at his home in New York City. He was 82.The cause of death was the cancer, Kate Edgar, his longtime personal assistant, told the New York Times, which had published an in February revealing that an earlier melanoma in...

yesterday, 11:45
Neil Gaiman: 'my parents didn’t have any kind of rules about what I couldn’t read'

Neil Gaiman is no stranger to having his books banned. Here the author of Coraline and The Graveyard Book talks about controversial books in libraries, censorship threats to graphic novels and why freedom of speech is not the freedom to harassDo you remember reading any books as a child that were in some way disapproved of or forbidden? If yes, did they traumatise you for life, or did the...

August 29, 2015, 9:42
Oliver Sacks dead: Neurologist and acclaimed writer dies aged 82 Oliver Sacks dead: Neurologist and acclaimed writer dies aged 82

The neurologist and acclaimed author has died at the age of 82.

yesterday, 11:27
Hunter S Thompson, High Times and how to survive the hangover from hell

Anyone who spent a little bit of time with the author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was lucky – especially if he forgave their unconscionable behaviourI could barely move from my prone position on the bed. My head was pounding and my stomach was awash with a queasiness that meant one thing: I was in for a hangover from hell. The room was dark, the TV was on low and from the other bed there...

yesterday, 14:30
Oliver Sacks obituary

Neurologist and writer best known for his books The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and AwakeningsWith his absorbing and accessible yet profound accounts of neurological cases and conditions, Oliver Sacks, who has died aged 82, brought the clinical science of the brain to life for countless readers. Although his first book, (1970), marked a relatively conventional beginning, Sacks’s...

yesterday, 14:32
In Stieg Larsson’s Head, but His Own Man

David Lagercrantz, the author of the new sequel to the “Millennium” trilogy, talks about living up to a legacy while also creating something distinctive.

August 28, 2015, 15:43
Clinician of compassion: Oliver Sacks opened a window to the extraordinary

Awakenings author had a unique literary gift, showing ‘potential of an intense inner life and individuality even in people who seem so very damaged’The world will be a far, far poorer place without regular reports from the distant reaches of the land of mind and brain by the great . He had a unique literary gift. A clinician of compassion, he could also – in a deft, often passionate...

yesterday, 18:42
A charming, unreconstructed socialist A charming, unreconstructed socialist

Famous for his funny nonsense poems for children, Michael Rosen is also a fan of Jeremy Corbyn and talks to Harry Wallop about his own childhood which has shaped his political thinking

today, 8:05
The year of the Amstrad: how writers learned to love the computer

When Amstrad launched its word processor 30 years ago, writers were initially resistant – processing was for peas, not words. But many soon saw the benefits of life without Tipp-ExEven by the standards of the bulbous grey contraption that was the 1980s computer, the Amstrad PCW 8256 was an unlovely thing. The poet , deciding to stick with his old Adler typewriter, dismissed it as a “grisly...

August 28, 2015, 16:00