The John Adams Institute hosted an evening with Joan Brady, the American-British novelist whose highly acclaimed novel, Theory of War, won her the Whitebread Book of the Year Award. In her novels, Brady does not shy away from controversial topics. Especially Theory of War, dealing with white slavery, evoked harsh criticism. In her novel Death Comes for Peter Pan, Brady addresses the issues of medical corruption and euthanasia. In this highly personal account of a woman’s fight to keep her husband alive, Brady presents a powerful description of the politics and corruption which control modern medicine. The individual is lost in a bureaucratic world where money overrules dignity. Joan Brady was born in San Francisco. She was trained as a dancer and became a member of the New York City Ballet. Together with her husband, she then moved to England where she has lived for more than 30 years.