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UNLV Professor Doug Unger Shares His Experiences With Death


Douglas Unger is the author of four novels, including Leaving the Land, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a longtime writing professor at UNLV. Unger has also published a book of short fiction and has been a Fulbright Scholar in Comparative Literature.

But what he hasn’t written about, or talked a lot about is his difficult personal encounters with death. Unger says the deaths of his wife and aunt had a big impact on him. But it’s providing those last few weeks of care before the death of his brother that has left the most scares.


Douglas Unger, author and professor with UNLV’s English Department .

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