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Pulitzer Prize Winner, Best-Selling Author & Journalist

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 Sheri Fink Biography

Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for journalism and a National Magazine Award, Sheri Fink is the author of Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. The book is a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Katrina, and a suspenseful portrayal of the pursuit of justice and the slippery nature of truth.

After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the hospital’s power failed and the heat climbed. As the situation deteriorated, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients to rescue first—and others to rescue last. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of healthcare rationing. Five Days at Memorial is a staggering feat of investigative journalism that reads as compellingly as the best thrillers.

“[Fink] evenhandedly compels readers to consider larger questions, not just ethics but race, resources, history and what constitutes the greater good, while humanizing the countless smaller tragedies that make up the whole. And, crucially, she provides context, relating how other hospitals fared in similar situations.”

—Keir Graff, Booklist (starred review)

Named a Best Nonfiction Book of 2013 by The New York Times, Five Days also won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The book has been selected as a common read by Northeastern University and Grand Valley State University.

“A triumph of journalism… Fink recreates this world with mastery and sensitivity, revealing the full humanity of each character… Fink’s narrative wades through the muck and finds only real people making tough choices under circumstances the rest of us, if we’re lucky, will never experience.”

—The Houston Chronicle

In addition to the Pulitzer, Fink’s journalism has earned her the National Magazine Award, the Overseas Press Club Lowell Thomas Award, and other journalism prizes. A former relief worker in disaster and conflict zones, Fink received her MD and PhD from Stanford University. Her medical background makes her uniquely qualified to report on the intersections between human-made conflicts, natural disasters, and medicine. At the same time, her writing style is engaging and transparent, making even the thorniest ethical issues and most complex medical challenges accessible for every reader.

Fink’s first book, War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival (PublicAffairs), is about medical professionals under siege during the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. More recently, she has reported on the devastating effects of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and the 2017 Las Vegas shooting for The New York Times.

For more information on Sheri Fink, please visit sherifink.net or explore her page on The New York Times website.

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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival

War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival

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  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

    In this talk, Dr. Fink recounts the events at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during and after hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Drawing audiences into the lives of the doctors and nurses who struggled to save lives amid chaos, she raises the central question of the nation’s preparedness for rare but foreseeable events. Her research and remarks on the tragedies that occurred at Memorial, and the ensuing investigation, raise ethical and legal questions, and throw into sharp relief some of the current issues around health care reform, justice, and liability.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sheri Fink for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sheri Fink for your next private or corporate function.
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Sheri Fink

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Best-Selling Author & Journalist

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Sheri Fink Biography

Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for journalism and a National Magazine Award, Sheri Fink is the author of Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. The book is a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Katrina, and a suspenseful portrayal of the pursuit of justice and the slippery nature of truth.

After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the hospital’s power failed and the heat climbed. As the situation deteriorated, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients to rescue first—and others to rescue last. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of healthcare rationing. Five Days at Memorial is a staggering feat of investigative journalism that reads as compellingly as the best thrillers.

“[Fink] evenhandedly compels readers to consider larger questions, not just ethics but race, resources, history and what constitutes the greater good, while humanizing the countless smaller tragedies that make up the whole. And, crucially, she provides context, relating how other hospitals fared in similar situations.”

—Keir Graff, Booklist (starred review)

Named a Best Nonfiction Book of 2013 by The New York Times, Five Days also won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The book has been selected as a common read by Northeastern University and Grand Valley State University.

“A triumph of journalism… Fink recreates this world with mastery and sensitivity, revealing the full humanity of each character… Fink’s narrative wades through the muck and finds only real people making tough choices under circumstances the rest of us, if we’re lucky, will never experience.”

—The Houston Chronicle

In addition to the Pulitzer, Fink’s journalism has earned her the National Magazine Award, the Overseas Press Club Lowell Thomas Award, and other journalism prizes. A former relief worker in disaster and conflict zones, Fink received her MD and PhD from Stanford University. Her medical background makes her uniquely qualified to report on the intersections between human-made conflicts, natural disasters, and medicine. At the same time, her writing style is engaging and transparent, making even the thorniest ethical issues and most complex medical challenges accessible for every reader.

Fink’s first book, War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival (PublicAffairs), is about medical professionals under siege during the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. More recently, she has reported on the devastating effects of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and the 2017 Las Vegas shooting for The New York Times.

For more information on Sheri Fink, please visit sherifink.net or explore her page on The New York Times website.

Sheri Fink Videos

  • The Ethics of Evacuation - Sheri Fink - YouTube
    When natural disasters and violent events strike, who gets saved first, who gets medical resources and who doesn't, and how are end-of-life ...
  • A Moment With Sheri Fink - YouTube
    Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter and author Sheri Fink talks to Indigo about the experience of writing her recently released book, ...

Sheri Fink Books

Sheri Fink Speaking Topics

  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

    In this talk, Dr. Fink recounts the events at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during and after hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Drawing audiences into the lives of the doctors and nurses who struggled to save lives amid chaos, she raises the central question of the nation’s preparedness for rare but foreseeable events. Her research and remarks on the tragedies that occurred at Memorial, and the ensuing investigation, raise ethical and legal questions, and throw into sharp relief some of the current issues around health care reform, justice, and liability.

FAQs on booking Sheri Fink

  • How to book Sheri Fink?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sheri Fink for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sheri Fink, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sheri Fink or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sheri Fink?

    Booking fees for Sheri Fink, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sheri Fink, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sheri Fink?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sheri Fink for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sheri Fink for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sheri Fink or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sheri Fink or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sheri Fink is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sheri Fink for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Sheri Fink generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ken Denmead, George Johnson, Robert K. Massie, Jon Gertner and Kirstin Downey. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sheri Fink for an upcoming event.

Sheri Fink Speaker Videos

  • The Ethics of Evacuation - Sheri Fink - YouTube
    When natural disasters and violent events strike, who gets saved first, who gets medical resources and who doesn't, and how are end-of-life ...
    A Moment With Sheri Fink - YouTube
    Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter and author Sheri Fink talks to Indigo about the experience of writing her recently released book, ...

Sheri Fink Speaking Topics

  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

    In this talk, Dr. Fink recounts the events at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during and after hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Drawing audiences into the lives of the doctors and nurses who struggled to save lives amid chaos, she raises the central question of the nation’s preparedness for rare but foreseeable events. Her research and remarks on the tragedies that occurred at Memorial, and the ensuing investigation, raise ethical and legal questions, and throw into sharp relief some of the current issues around health care reform, justice, and liability.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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