Harry Kraus

Best-selling author Harry Kraus, MD, is a board-certified surgeon whose contemporary fiction (beginning with 1994’s Stainless Steal Hearts and including his 2001 best-seller Could I Have This Dance?) is characterized by medical realism. He practices surgery in Virginia and formerly in Kenya where he served as a missionary surgeon. He's also the author of two works of nonfiction.

Books by this Author

The Six-Liter Club
Salty Like Blood


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Grace from the cutting edge"

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. I'm trying to think of the most nutritionally complete food that would allow me to do this without suffering....oh well, never mind...ice cream!

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Too many to name...mostly servants of the poor who have chosen to give up lucrative medical practices to serve the poor in remote countries.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I hope that it is that I am approachable, not so caught up in the prestige of being a surgeon or author.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I am a great idea person, not easily mired in all the possible reasons to fail.