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Interview: Charles Graeber Author The Good Nurse, Wired, GQ

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Nurse Charles Cullen killed about 400 patients over 16 years, confessed after being caught, andt then spoke to no-one again. Years later, he spoke to the editor of Wired Magazine Charles Graeber.  Why?  While known for his work in GQ, The New Yorker, National Geographic and New York  Magazine, why did Cullen answer Graeber's letter?  Drawn to the easy nature of Cullen at times, even Graeber could forget over the years of interviews that he was near befriending a serial killer while at the same time being the only person to tell the full story.

Despite detailed endnotes, there was not enough room to tell everything the author learned in writng The Good Nurse, which remains on the NY Times Best Seller List.  There is much about the story we still do not know.

And despite interviews across the country including 60 Minutes and The Katie Couric Show, there is much about the author audiences do not know.  Why did he leave medical school to travel the world and enter war torn areas for investigative journalism?  What has his life been like from scientist to author?  Who is the man that the serial killer broke years of silence to tell everything?

In the only extended heart to heart with Charles Graeber we will dig deep into the man, his years from medicine to the impact of living in constant danger. What can he teach us as an author of everything from  a peer-review journal, to living the life of successful, award wining full-time journalist?   He is complex, extraordinarily interesting, multi-layered and remarkably honest.  This is an interview you won't want to miss!