A Reading & Conversation with Patrick Autreaux

5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020
6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road

Patrick Autreaux will read from his novel "In the Valley of Tears." At age 35, a young psychiatrist is diagnosed with lymphoma, suddenly finding himself on the “other” side with his patients. "In the Valley of Tears" traces his inner journey from illness to remission, from an imminent death to a new life.

Patrick Autréaux was born in France. While studying medicine and cultural anthropology, he published poetry and reviews of contemporary art. In 2006, after practicing as an emergency-room psychiatrist, he decided to dedicate himself entirely to writing.