The Unexpected Patient: Dr Himali McInnes in Conversation

The Unexpected Patient: Dr Himali McInnes in Conversation
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Dr Himali McInnes (photo: Alex Carter)
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Auckland GP Dr Himali McInnes talks with journalist Margie Thomson about the surprises of work in the health sector, and the challenges that create fresh perspectives.

In Himali's insightful book The Unexpected Patient, she and her colleagues show the powerful impact of even casual encounters between patient and professional. 

Refreshments provided; books for sale on site courtesy of Time Out Bookstore. Numbers strictly limited: prebook for this free event. Carpark and ramp access available.

Dr Himali McInnes works in a busy Auckland medical practice and in the prison system. She writes in various genres and has been published locally and internationally.

She received an NZ Society of Authors mentorship and the inaugural Verb Wellington Writers Residency in 2020. Her writing often explores the theme of otherness.

Himali is also a keen gardener, cook and keeper of bees, chickens, dogs and books.

Award-winning journalist Margie Thomson has ghostwritten numerous best-selling books about notable Kiwis, with titles published in her own name including Whale Oil and Womankind: New Zealand women making a difference. She has a Master's in Creative Writing (Auckland University) and is now doing doctoral studies (AUT) on Pākehā responses to decolonisation.

This event is part of Auckland Council Libraries’ We Read Auckland | Ka Pānui Tātau i Tāmaki Makaurau.

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