Monday, November 14, 2016

Leah Kaminsky

Leah Kaminsky, a physician and award-winning writer, is Poetry & Fiction Editor at the Medical Journal of Australia. Her debut novel, The Waiting Room, is followed by We’re all Going to Die. She conceived and edited Writer MD, a collection of prominent physician-writers, which starred on Booklist. She is co-author of Cracking the Code, with the Damiani family. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Recently I asked Kaminsky about what she was reading. Her reply:
I recently read John Banville’s novel, Eclipse. It is a powerful exploration of the hold the past has on us. I was fascinated by his use of the beckoning of ghosts as a tool for self-reflection in the main character. This is something I explored thematically in The Waiting Room – the importance of bearing witness to the dead as a way of connecting us with our individual heritage. His prose is engaging and poetic.
Visit Leah Kaminsky's website.

My Book, The Movie: The Waiting Room.

--Marshal Zeringue