Oliver Sacks, M.D., was born in London and educated in London, Oxford, and California. He practices neurology in New York City, where he is a professor of neurology at NYU. The feature film Awakenings and Harold Pinter’s A Kind of Alaska were both based on Dr. Sacks’s work, and he is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, as well as to many medical journals. He holds honorary doctorates from numerous universities, including Queen’s College, Oxford; the Karolinksa Institute; the Universidad Catolica del Peru; Gallaudet University; and Georgetown University. His work has been translated into more than two dozen languages worldwide.