Author Profile

Ranjana Srivastava

Ranjana Srivastava is an oncologist and a Fulbright scholar in the Australian public health system who writes on health-related matters. Her books include So It’s Cancer, Now What? (2014), Dying for a Chat: The Communication Breakdown Between Doctors and Patients (2012), the winner of the Human Rights Literature Prize, and Tell Me the Truth: Conversations with my Patients about Life and Death(2010), shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Prize.

Her columns appear regularly in the Guardian and Fairfax Media and she has appeared widely on television and radio.

See Ranjana at the 2016 Festival:

What is happiness, and how does the pursuit of happiness shape our lives? Happiness appears to be a simple emotion, individual and pleasurable, yet the problems associated with happiness in politics, economics and philosophy suggest that it is perhaps more…

Location: Council Chamber