An illustration depicting cancer cells on the march. Kalanithi and Diski died of the disease, as did Coutts’ husband.

Memoirs of cancer: how facing up to the worst can sometimes bring out a writer’s best

Memoirs about fighting terminal illness are not light summer reading, but books by Paul Kalanithi, Jenny Diski and Marion Coutts chronicling the final countdown are beautiful and moving works

TOP PICKS

An illustration depicting cancer cells on the march. Kalanithi and Diski died of the disease, as did Coutts’ husband.
READ FULL ARTICLE