‘I keep saying I’m functionally post-call but I guess it feels more like I’m post-everything, like there’s this state of post-ness that the extreme difficulty of the past few days has allowed me to enter, and it’s not about fatigue or being fed up with things but more about the advent of a kind of clarity.’
Illustration taken from a sketch by Simon Fowler. The finished version accompanies ‘Grand Rounds’ in the print issue.
You can also Chris Adrian at the following events:
Grand Rounds: A Lecture (A Play)
10 September, 7 p.m., The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD. £7, tickets include a copy of Granta 120: Medicine. Tickets can be bought at the door, but please RSVP to email@example.com to reserve a seat.
Granta and the Liars’ League present a one-night-only performance of Chris Adrian’s mordantly funny story of an unravelling psyche. At the medical school of the University of California, San Francisco, a doctor takes to the stage to give a lecture on the burgeoning academic field of narrative medicine. However, his commentary on the subject is gradually overtaken by his own illness narrative and his strange, abusive relationship with his mother. The performance will last one hour. A bar will be on service on the night.
The Medicine Launch
11 September, 7 p.m., McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012
Join contributors Chris Adrian, James Lasdun, Granta editor John Freeman and others for an evening of readings, conversation and drinks to mark the launch of Medicine.
Grand Rounds: An evening with Chris Adrian
15 September, 7 p.m., BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Join Chris Adrian and Granta for a dramatic reading of ‘Grand Rounds,’ Adrian’s mordantly funny story of that shows the unravelling of a doctor’s psyche as he delivers a lecture on illness narratives to his peers. After the reading, will be a discussion with Adrian followed by a reception.