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National Book Festival

Jon Kabat-Zinn is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and founder (in 1979) and former director of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic. Dr. Kabat-Zinn has received several awards, including the Interface Foundation Career Achievement Award, and the New York Open Center's Tenth Year Anniversary Achievement in Medicine and Health. He is the author of several best-selling books, including "Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness" (Hyperion, 2005). He lives in Massachusetts.

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Jonathan Kabat-Zinn