Christopher Hitchens: Topic of Cancer

16 December 2011
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1 minute read

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.

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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, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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