An interview with alumnus Christian Piers (fiction, ’12) appears at The Writer’s Job:
Many people think of the sciences and the arts as dichotomous, or at the very least, distinctly different career tracks. Do you see or experience any overlap between them?
Yes! At the risk of sounding cliché, I’ve always wanted to be a healer. I just felt like I couldn’t fully live that out as a clinician. If someone came in after their best friend knocked their teeth out, I could use medicine to get them out of pain. I could use medicine to restore their smile. I could use medicine to make that punch look like it never happened—but I couldn’t use it to touch the sort of pain that comes with knowing that the punch didhappen. That’s when I turn to literature.