Posted on January 16, 2024 at 7:40 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We have three author interviews to share on health topics, but they certainly aren't the kinds that you might have encountered early and often in your life.

Electric Literature's Emma Copley Isenberg interviewed her friend and neighbor Annie Liontas, author of a new essay collection titled Sex With a Brain Injury.

As you might guess from the title, Liontas sustained a concussion, which they thought they had recovered from, but two more accidents that hit their head highlighted that the original injury wasn't a thing of the past.

That isn't the only physical or mental condition addressed in the book, either; head to Electric Lit (or NPR) to hear more from Liontas.

Another author featured in these interviews is Muhammad Zaman, a biomedical engineer and director of the Center on Forced Displacement at Boston University.

His new book, We Wait for a Miracle, shares the stories of four families from other countries and their struggle to obtain treatment and care in the United States.

You can read his conversation about the book on NPR's website.

And finally, also on NPR, author Matt Hay talked about his new book, Soundtrack of Silence.

His memoir describes the journey of realizing he was going deaf, coping with it emotionally ... and also using music as a route to recovering his hearing, partially.

The conversation he has with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly, who has profound to severe hearing loss herself, is poignant for how it brings together two people facing a similar challenge.

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