The Empathy Exams: Leslie Jamison and Olivia Laing

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Host: London Review Bookshop
Location: 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL
Speaker: Leslie Jamison, Olivia Laing

Leslie Jamison’s essays deal with pain, illness, art, running, loss, the female body and everything else besides. She will be at the shop to discuss her work with the author Olivia Laing, who wrote of her in the New York Times ‘There is a glory to this kind of writing that derives as much from its ethical generosity, the palpable sense of stretch and reach, as it does from the lovely vividness of the language itself. 

Leslie Jamison's essay The Empathy Exams was shortlisted for and a runner up of The William Hazlitt Essay Prize 2013.

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