Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London and was educated at Queen's College, Oxford. He completed his medical training at San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital and at UCLA before moving to New York, where he soon encountered the patients whom he would write about in his book Awakenings. "
" Dr Sacks spent almost fifty years working as a neurologist and wrote many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations, about the strange neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients. The New York Times referred to him as 'the poet laureate of medicine', and over the years he received many awards, including honours from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire. His memoir, On the Move, was published shortly before his death in August 2015.
oliversacks - 20 days ago
Tune in Sunday 4 June 21.00 GMT to @BBC Radio 3 for "My Own Life," #OliverSacks on dying & David Hume. http://ht.ly/TIDq30cieek
oliversacks - one month ago
Read SAMARITANS, Jonathan Lynn's hilarious fictional send up of our healthcare system. Witty and deadly accurate. http://ht.ly/M5o030bxqlt
Still laughing after reading SAMARITANS, Jonathan Lynn's hilarious send up of our healthcare system. Jonathan (Oliver Sacks's first cousin) directed My Cousin Vinnie. His dead-on wit is equally apparent in his new book. Enjoy! http://ht.ly/M5o030bxqlt
oliversacks - 2 months ago
Remembering #RobertSilvers, and announcing a new book by Oliver Sacks! More info on our blog page. http://ht.ly/xfU630aXjfO
oliversacks - 3 months ago
Steve Silberman at 92nd Street Y Wednesday March 8 talks about his groundbreaking autism book, Steve Silberman. http://ht.ly/4JEg309BXz4
Remembering Bob Silvers - 2 months ago
Last week we lost the legendary, irreplaceable Robert B. Silvers at the age of 87. In a 2010 interview with New York Magazine, Oliver Sacks was asked, “Who is your...
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Insomniac City - 4 months ago
We at the Sacks office are thrilled to share with you some advance praise for Bill Hayes’s gorgeous memoir of his life with Oliver Sacks, Insomniac City, whose official publication date is...
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Our Favorite Books of 2016 - 6 months ago
Looking for the perfect gift, or just some enlightenment? As 2016 draws to a close, we’d like to share with you some of our favorite books of the year. ...
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Remembering Oliver Sacks - 9 months ago
Dear Friends, As we mark the one-year anniversary of Dr. Sacks’s death on August 30, we are grateful for your messages of support, and for the fact that his...
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A Mind-Opening Film - 11 months ago
A few days ago we had an opportunity to see “Life, Animated,” which opens around the country this weekend. Exquisitely crafted, this film introduces us to Owen Suskind: handsome (not...
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