Laurie Edwards publishes book about Social History of Chronic Illness


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.

Ms. Edwards will be appearing on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, which will likely air in mid-April. Check her website for updates,


*Update 4/12/13: Ms. Edwards’ Fresh Air interview can be heard online at:

Laurie also has an new article on WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog at: