Austin Duffy: ‘You’re covering this big hospital and you feel just inadequate and terrified’

In his latest novel, The Night Interns, oncologist and prize-winning writer Austin Duffy wanted readers to feel as if they were on call while reading his tense portrayal of three young doctors navigating night shifts in a surgical ward

Austin Duffy, author and oncologist: ‘I think one of the ways to improve medical care is to be more open in communication. And this is my way of doing that’. Picture: Fergal Phillips