Perri Klass

Perri Klass is professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University. She is the national medical director of Reach Out and Read, a program that works through pediatric primary care to promote parents reading with children. Her most recent books are Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor (2007) and the novel The Mercy Rule (2008). Her short stories have recently appeared in Glimmer Train, Agni Review, and New England Review, and she writes the weekly column “The Checkup” for The New York Times.