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What Are You Reading Professor Margo Somerville?

Bioethicist Professor Margo Somerville has some interesting reading to recommend.

By Anne RinaudoFriday 23 Mar 2018Open House InterviewsCultureReading Time: 2 minutes

Listen: Margot Somerville shares her reading habits in conversation with Stephen O’Doherty

A bioethicist at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Margo Somerville reads a lot and confesses that she sometimes just “flops in front of the television” because the amount of reading she does in her academic role  can make all reading seem like work. 

But don’t be fooled by her confession of occasional televisual decadence, Margo Somerville has some interesting reading to hand.

She shared some of her favourites with Stephen O’ Doherty.

Dignity Therapy by Harvey Max Chochinov is about a new psychotherapy for people who are dying and about leaving a legacy

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi is a life-affirming reflection on facing mortality and  the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.

Struggle, Condemnation, Vindication: John Courtney Murray’s Journey toward Vatican II by Barry Hudocks  a true-life theological adventure story, from Priest John Courtney Murray’s silencing by church authorities to his ultimate vindication at the Second Vatican Council.

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The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa is the story of Nana the cat and a road trip he takes with his owner it is about the value of friendship and solitude, and knowing when to give and when to take

What Are You Reading? is an Open House segment in which we dive into the world of books through the eyes of programme contributors.

Often eclectic, sometimes surprising and occasionally revealing, we find out what’s shaping the minds of news and culture makers.