[stag_intro]Leah Kaminsky, is a physician and award-winning writer.[/stag_intro]

Her debut novel The Waiting Room won the Voss Literary Prize and was shortlisted for the Helen Asher Award (Vintage Australia 2015, Harper Perennial US 2016). Her second novel, The Hollow Bones (Vintage) won the 2019 International Book Awards in both Literary Fiction & Historical Fiction categories and the 2019 Best Book Awards for Literary Fiction. We’re all Going to Die has been described as ‘a joyful book about death’(Harper Collins, 2016). She edited Writer MD (Knopf US, starred on Booklist 2011) and co-authored Cracking the Code (Vintage 2015). Stitching Things Together was a finalist in the Anne Elder Poetry Award. She has written for the BBC, Huffington Post, Monocle, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Griffith Review, SBS, LitHub, The Rumpus, National Theatre, Griffith Review and Creative Nonfiction, amongst others. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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