Guardian first book award: the shortlist

Guardian, 15 November 2014

‘I try, in Do No Harm, to show what it is really like to be a brain surgeon … Alas, we are just as liable to make mistakes, but it is extraordinarily painful and difficult to admit to our own fallibility and to deal with its sometimes awful consequences.’

One of the five shortlisted authors for the Guardian first book award, Henry talks about how Do No Harm came to be written, and features an extract from the book.

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