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 - 2 days ago
Heading over to Barnes & Noble UWS to hear Bill Hayes talk about Oliver Sacks Fdn. and fab new book #InsomniacCity. 7 pm tonight--see you there!
oliversacks - 3 days ago
Hey, NYC: see Bill Hayes, author of #InsomniacCity, in person on Weds Feb 22. Barnes & Noble Upper West Side. 7 pm.
oliversacks - 12 days ago
Science matters, now more than ever. Happy Darwin's birthday!
oliversacks - 15 days ago
#InsomniacCity "weaves seemingly disparate threads of memory into a kind of sanctuary" Steve Silberman SFChronicle http://ht.ly/I6G4308R2Fz
Congrats, Bill Hayes, on this lovely New York Times review for INSOMNIAC CITY!
Insomniac City - 24 days 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 - 2 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 - 5 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 - 7 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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Awakening the Mind: World Science Festival Tribute to Oliver Sacks - 10 months ago
We are thrilled to announce an upcoming tribute to the remarkable life and work of Dr. Oliver Sacks produced by the World Science Festival. Dr. Sacks, a longtime contributor to the Festival, will...
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