Leslie Jamison is an American novelist and essayist. She is the author of the 2010 novel The Gin Closet and the 2014 essay collection The Empathy Exams. Jamison also directs the non-fiction concentration in writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
Just a few months after I finished writing an essay about hospitals for Orion, I was sorting through boxes in my mother’s garage. I found a series of pocket-size spiral-bound notebooks Continue reading
Hospitals are well lit. Uncomfortably well lit. Flooded with sallow, merciless light: unnatural, fluorescent. Recessed troffers in the ceiling, cradling thick bars of sizzling white. They are places where light feels Continue reading