Laurie Edwards has published In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America (Bloomsbury/Walker, 2013). Ms. Edwards, a Lecturer in the Writing Program, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She is developing a creative writing program for chronically ill children at Children’s Hospital Boston, for which she was recently awarded a Teachers as Writers Fellowship from the prestigious Calderwood Writing Initiative at the Boston Athenaeum.
*Update 4/12/13: Ms. Edwards’ Fresh Air interview can be heard online at: http://www.npr.org/2013/04/11/176688401/living-with-chronic-pain-in-the-kingdom-of-the-sick.
Laurie also has an new article on WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog at:http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2013/04/12/sandwich-generation-laurie-edwards