Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Sunita Puri

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2017

Sunita Puri is the medical director of the Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Service at the Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center of the University of Southern California, where she also serves as chair of the Ethics Committee. She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in anthropology and studied modern history at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She has received writing residencies at MacDowell, UCross Foundation, and the Mesa Refuge. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and JAMA – Internal Medicine. While at MacDowell, she worked on her first nonfiction book, That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour (Viking/Penguin, 2019).



Sunita Puri worked in the Garland studio.

Marian MacDowell and friends originally named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening, diamond-pane windows were replaced…

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