Meet Ben Bravery. His memoir is The Patient Doctor, a fascinating story on how his cancer diagnosis led to him becoming a doctor. How songs are created and the origin of the word ‘bogus’. And win The Brothers by S. D. Hinton.
Links mentioned in this episode
- Book Geek
- WIN The Brothers by S.D. Hinton
- Buy So You Want to be a Writer – the book!
- Facebook group for So You Want to be a Writer
Writer in residence: Ben Bravery
Ben Bravery is the author of the memoir The Patient Doctor. Originally a zoologist and science communicator, Ben Bravery worked for the Australian and Chinese governments before being diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer at age twenty-eight. After undergoing eighteen months of cancer treatment, Ben decided on a career change. He became a doctor in 2018 and is now undertaking speciality training in psychiatry. Ben volunteers, advocates, writes and speaks about colorectal cancer, living with cancer, cancer in young adults, medicine and medical education, and is committed to advocating for change in Australia's healthcare system.