O Brilho das Sombras (Em Portugues do Brasil) Amy Ellis Nutt

Em uma tarde ensolarada de outono, ao se curvar para pegar uma bola de golfe, algo estranho aconteceu a Jon Sarkin. Por uma razao inexplicavel, um pequeno vaso sanguineo em seu cerebro, fino como um fio de cabelo, se moveu de repente. Um ruido excruciante passou a atormenta-lo, e a busca por paz o levou a uma agressiva cirurgia cerebral, cuja recuperacao teve graves complicacoes. Read More

Author Profile Amy Ellis Nutt

Amy Ellis Nutt is a science writer at The Washington Post. In 2011 she won the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing while working at The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J. Before that she was a reporter at Sports Illustrated for 9 years. She is a graduate of Smith College and has Masters degrees in Philosophy from M.I.T. and journalism from Columbia University. In 2004-2005 she was a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University and has taught at Columbia and Princeton universities. Read More

Shadows Bright as Glass: An Accidental Artist and the Scientific Search for the Soul by Amy Ellis Nutt

From Pulitzer-Prize-finalist Amy Ellis Nutt, comes the moving and inspiring story of Jon Sarkin. Sarkin’s personality dramatically changed after he underwent experimental brain surgery and suffered a massive stroke. Remarkably, he could still remember his old self. Yet, once an ordinary family man, he suddenly found himself compelled to make art, always feverishly creating and only existing in the present. He has since gone on to become an acclaimed artist. Sarkin’s story is beautifully interspersed with fascinating nuggets of history about man’s struggle to understand the brain and the fragile nature of identity. Read More