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Contact Duncan: duncancross at mail.com

Duncan Cross became sick in 1994. Ten years later, he began writing for the St. Andrews Saint, where he tried to explain America to the British and won the Frank Muir Prize in Literary Humour. In 2008, he began writing at DuncanCross.net, where he took on health, health care, and healthcare reform. He soon became one of the most respected voices in the online chronic illness community — "the best-written patient blog on the web", per someone else. He has contributed to two books on chronic illness, written many guest posts for other blogs, and was a paid writer/editor for sites like Change.org (when they had blogs) and Crohnology.com. In 2015, he published a semi-autobiographical novel, League of Mortals, about coming of age with illness. In 2016, he closed his blog and published a curated collection of his work, I Hurt So Hard It Laughed: more or less the best of Duncan Cross, 2008-2015. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

You can find Duncan on Facebook


Crohnology Blog, February 2016: We Cured Colitis!! (in mice)

Society for Participatory Medicine, June 2015: I Sent This Letter To A Doctor Who Pissed Me Off

KevinMD, November 2013: Do you believe sick and disabled people deserve care?

Duncan is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and reported features. 

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference

Languages: English (Fluent)

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