Literary | Talks

Leslie Jamison

Book Release
Tue, Apr 3, 2018
  • 7:30PM
RUN TIME: 1hr 30min
ALL TICKETS:  $25 event only; $45 with book
+  The event will include a moderated conversation with Jackson, a discussion with the audience, and a book signing with Jamison to follow.
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Tuesday April 03, 2018
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Part of Unbound

In conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore
Launch of The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

“...there’s consolation in the fact of encountering other people’s stories.”
—Leslie Jamison
“Graceful, forensic, and intimate, The Recovering sets a new bar in addiction studies.”
—Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick

New York Times bestselling author (The Empathy Exams) Leslie Jamison comes to BAM to discuss her deeply personal new book The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath. Jamison’s hybrid nonfiction form uses reportage, archival research, critique, and memoir to connect the stories of writers and performers who struggled with addiction, including Billie Holliday, Denis Johnson, Amy Winehouse, and Raymond Carver.

Leslie Jamison is the author of The Empathy Exams. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, Oxford America, A Public Space, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Believer. Her debut novel The Gin Closet was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Prize. Jamison lives in New York and directs the nonfiction concentration in writing at Columbia University's School of the Arts.

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Mitchell S. Jackson is the author of The Residue Years, which won the Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the PEN/ Hemingway Award for First Fiction, and the Hurston Wright Legacy Award. Jackson’s writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Salon, and Tin House. He is a writing professor at New York University and an advocate for criminal justice reform who has visited prisons and youth facilities in the US and abroad.