Siddhartha Mukherjee nominated for an Emmy Award

Indian American writer Siddhartha Mukherjee has been nominated for an Emmy Award for his PBS documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.

The six hour programme based on Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name was executive produced by Ken Burns and directed by Emmy Award–winning filmmaker and writer Barak Goodman.  It is among five nominees for the award for documentary or nonfiction series.

Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher. He is the author of The Laws of Medicine and The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction. Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center. A Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School. He has published articles in Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times, and The New Republic. He lives in New York with his wife and daughters.