Leslie Jamison’s essay collection, The Empathy Exams, won the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and is a current New York Times bestseller. The book is about medical acting, ultra-runners, prison, an ultra-runner in prison, parasites, silver mines, gang tours and—beyond and beneath all else—the possibilities and limits of compassion. Leslie’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Harper’s, A Public Space, The Believer, Oxford American, Tin House and The New York Times, where she is a regular columnist for the Sunday Book Review. Her first novel, The Gin Closet, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Prize. She was raised in Los Angeles and currently lives in Brooklyn.