In Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, Vincent Lam holds in delicate and skillful tension black humour, investigations of both common and extraordinary moral dilemmas, and a sometimes shockingly realistic and matter-of-fact portrait of today's medical profession.
He brings to vivid and convincing life the disparate but interdependent worlds of school and home, heartbreaking young love and life-altering fear in stories that introduce us to Fitz, Ming, Chen, and Sri, young medical school students and doctors in Toronto.
Vincent Lam and Shawn Ashmore discuss the Bloodletting series
Listen to interviews with Vincent and Shawn as they discuss the adaptation of Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures for the screen. And watch Shawn discuss the TV movie on The Hour (will open in a new window).
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures premieres in January 2010
“From a provocative literary source, compelling and unique characters, high-quality production values and an amalgamation of award-winning creative talent, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures is ideally suited to be the first Canadian original production to premiere on HBO Canada,” said Erica Benson, Vice President, Programming, Movie Central. Read more
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures to be made into TV series
The Movie Network and Movie Central have announced that they've acquired a forthcoming television series based on Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures. The series will be called 'Bloodletting' and is due to start filming in Toronto and Hamilton later this month. Read more Visit TV series website
Vincent discusses remixing 'Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures' for television
The National Post caught up with Vincent to talk about the process of "remixing" his book into television's 'Bloodlettting.'
Weinstein Books publishes Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures in the U.S.
Weinstein Books releases the short story collection in the United States. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures is the first acquisition of the new publishing house that will also be releasing Vincent's first novel, The Headmaster's Wager. Read more about the U.S. release.
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures garners strong praise
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures is one of Vogue's top 20 hot picks for this autumn. It's also a Publishers Weekly starred review, while Kirkus Reviews highlights Vincent as a bold, exciting new voice. And in a NY Times Book Review, the reviewer writes "Lam's book represents a promising demonstration of fiction's unique power to bring the news that stays news."
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures wins the 2006 Giller Prize!
The distinguished panel of judges consisted of two-time Giller winner Alice Munro, The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, and esteemed author, Michael Winter. They selected Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures as the winner of the prestigious literary award. Watch highlights from the Awards ceremony. Read Giller Prize coverage