R.C. Goodwin, spent most of his career as a psychiatrist working in prisons, so his powerful book, “The Stephen Hawking Death Row Fan Club.” set in a prison, rings true.  He will discuss his book at the Kent Memorial Library, 61 Ffyler Place on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m.  In 2015, the book was listed on Kirkus Reviews’ Best Indie Books.   The book is a collection of seven stories of inmates, staff, victims abd families connected to a meximum security prison which has prisoners waiting on death row.  Taken together, the stories illuminate some of society’s darkest corners with doses of gallow humor.  Please register for this free program online at, by phone at 860-668-3896 or when visiting the library.


R.C. Goodwin graduated from Yale and  received a medical degree from The Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland.  His published writings include seven short stories, mainly with a medical/psychiatric slant. The Stephen Hawking Death Row Fan Club, published in 2015, is his debut book. He lives in Connecticut