Alumni Authors


Frank Huyler

As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of

Our July 2023 book is "White Hot Light: Twenty-Five Years in Emergency Medicine"
by Frank Huyler (Exeter College, 1985).

Frank Huyler is a novelist, nonfiction writer, and physician from Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He has a BA in English from Williams College, an MD/MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a tenured professor of emergency medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.  He is the author of two acclaimed nonfiction story collections about medicine, The Blood of Strangers and White Hot Light, as well as two novels, The Laws of Invisible Things and Right of Thirst.  His essays, opinion pieces, and poems have appeared in many publications, and his work has been widely translated, optioned for film, and adapted into a radio play by the BBC.  White Hot Light was a finalist for the Jan Michalski Prize for International Literature in 2021.

You can purchase "White Hot Light" here.


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
A high-quality headshot
A short bio
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

Please visit our archive page to look back at previous Alumni Authors


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