April 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Writers’ Workshop graduate Leslie Jamison will return to Iowa City to read from her new book, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath. She will be joined in conversation by Writers’ Workshop Faculty Charles D’Ambrosio.

"Leslie Jamison's The Recovering is a definitive investigation of both the romance of intoxication and the possibilities for recovery. Whether interviewing veterans of a communal rehab house, digging through the archives of alcoholic writers, or examining her own motives and thoughts, Jamison shows ways of living alongside contradictions without diminishing their confusion and pain."—Chris Kraus

Leslie Jamison is the author of the NYT Bestselling essay collection The Empathy Exams and the novel The Gin Closet. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, and the Oxford American, and she is a columnist for the New York Times Book Review. She teaches at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn.

Charles D'Ambrosio is the author of Loitering, The Point and The Dead Fish Museum. He's been the recipient of a Whiting Award and a Lannan Fellowship, and he teaches fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.