Leslie Jamison


The Recovering

The Empathy Exams


Leslie Jamison grew up in Los Angeles. Educated at Harvard College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she has also worked as an innkeeper in California, a schoolteacher in Nicaragua, and an office temp in Manhattan. She is currently studying for a PhD at Yale University, where she is writing a dissertation on poverty and degradation in twentieth-century American writing. Her first novel, The Gin Closet, was published in 2010.

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