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Christopher Hitchens: Topic of Cancer

Posted by Rob Alderson,

The death of writer Christopher Hitchens has been met with predictable polarity (including an unpleasant Twitter spat around his atheism) but he was always a figure who enjoyed provoking a reaction. After he was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, he turned his talents to himself and his illness, producing this remarkable, powerful article for Vanity Fair – be warned, it’s a tough read, but as an example of his immense ability and a reflection on the awful disease that killed him, it is peerless.


Posted by Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.