HEADER: I rarely mention literatry events but here is one. Dr. Abraham Verghese, clinician and novelist, in a 45 minute interview on C-Span.
Dr Abraham Verghese was raised in Ethiopia, where he started medical school until a revolution closed it. (One of his classmates become a guerrila and eventually prime minister).
Verghese finished medical school in India and has had most of his career in the United States, currently as a professor at Stanford.
He's written many notable essays and two memoirs and two novels (one of which was a NY Times bestseller for months). Online biography here.
See him discuss his wide-ranging global life on CSpan/BookTV, a 45 minute interview from January 2024.
He also mentions an autobiographical essay form 1997 in New Yorker; a summary is online and the full essay is on subscription.