COVER: Leslie Jamison immersed in Herman Melville at the Moby Dick Marathon weekend at Ace Hotel New York in November 2014. PUBLICITY PHOTO
FROM SUBMITTED REPORTS
Author Leslie Jamison will hold readings and book signings at Texas State University’s Wittliff Collections on Thursday, Feb. 25 and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literacy Center on Friday, Feb. 26.
The Wittliff signing will be at 3:30 p.m. on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library. The KAP Literacy Center signing will be at 7:30 p.m. in Kyle.
Jamison’s novel, “The Gin Closet,” was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Sidenbaum Award First Work of Fiction. She also wrote a collection of essays, “The Empathy Exams,” which were recognized as a finalist for the PEN-Faulkner Award for non-fiction. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, Oxford American, A Public Space, Virginia Quarterly Review and The Believer. She is currently a columnist for the New York Times Book Review and is finishing a doctoral dissertation at Yale about addiction narratives.
The event is sponsored by the Lindsey Reading Series, the Texas State University Department of English, the Burdine Johnson Foundation and the Wittliff Collections. For information, contact Jeremy Garrett by email here.