Danielle Spencer is the author of the forthcoming Metagnosis: Revelatory Narratives of Health and Identity (Oxford University Press, 2020) and co-author of Perkins-Prize-winning The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine (OUP, 2017). Academic Director of the Columbia University Master of Science in Narrative Medicine Program, her scholarly and creative work appears in diverse outlets, from The Lancet to Ploughshares

Formerly artist/musician David Byrne’s Art Director, Spencer holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. She is a 2019 MacDowell Fellow and 2021 Yaddo Fellow. Lives in New York city.

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“Unlike any other book I’ve read, Metagnosis is hard to describe but easy to praise. Radiant with originality, deeply researched, ever absorbing, this thrillingly ambitious hybrid of medical, cultural, and personal history is also a work of passionate imagination.” — Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend, winner of the 2018 National Book Award

Narratives of Health and Identity: Danielle Spencer in Conversation with Andrew Solomon, 9/23/20:

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