This Durham Book Festival event brings together two award-winning authors to share their personal experiences of working in the medical profession.
In The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia, mental-health nurse and the Costa First Novel-winning writer of The Shock of the Fall, Nathan Filer takes us on a journey into the psychiatric wards he once worked on, offering fresh insight into what it means to be mad and what it means to be human.
Joanna Cannon is the bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep. In her powerful memoir, Breaking and Mending, she tells her personal story of life as a junior doctor, writing about the burnout she experienced and hope for how we can better care for those we rely on to care for us.
Chaired by Caroline Dower, Durham University