Ranjana Srivastava

Ranjana Srivastava is a practising oncologist, award-winning author, broadcaster and Fulbright scholar. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and works in the public hospital system. In 2017, Dr. Srivastava was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her contribution to doctor-patient communication. Her writing has been published in TIME magazine, The Week and prominent medical journals. In 2018, she was a finalist in the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism for her column in the Guardian. Her acclaimed nonfiction books include Tell Me the Truth: Conversations with My Patients about Life and Death, shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Dying for a Chat: The Communication Breakdown Between Doctors and Patients, winner of the Human Rights Literature Prize, and What it Takes to be a Doctor, an Australian Career Book Award finalist.