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OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE Virtual Q&A with Ric Burns, Kate Edgar & Bill Hayes, Co-Presented by the Bellevue Literary Review

Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 PM EDT

Moderated by Danielle Ofri, Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review

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Ric Burns

Ric Burns is a documentary filmmaker and writer, best known for his eight-part, 17-hour series New York: A Documentary Film. He has been writing, directing and producing historical documentaries for over 25 years, since his collaboration on the PBS series The Civil War (1990), which he produced with his brother Ken Burns and co-wrote with Geoffrey Ward.

Since founding Steeplechase Films in 1989, Ric Burns has directed numerous films of note for PBS. His work has won six Emmy awards, three Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Journalism awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards, two Organization of American Historians’ Erick Barnouw prizes, three Writers Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing, and the D.W. Griffith Award of the National Board of Review.

Kate Edgar

Kate Edgar began working with Oliver Sacks as editor and researcher in 1983. She contributed to all sixteen of his books, including the recently published Everything in its Place. Over three decades, she travelled the world with Dr. Sacks and knew many of his patients and subjects.

Bill Hayes

Bill Hayes, partner of the late Oliver Sacks, is a writer and photographer. His books include Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me, and How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic. He has also served as a co-editor of Dr. Sacks' posthumous books.

Danielle Ofri

Danielle Ofri is the editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. She has been a practicing physician at Bellevue Hospital for more than two decades and is a clinical professor of medicine at NYU. Ofri writes regularly for the New York Times. Her newest book is When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error.

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