Author Profile

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 published by Vintage (2015) and was shortlisted in the Faulkner-Wisdom Novel Writing Competition. A Matter of Life and Death is forthcoming with Harper Collins in early 2016.  She conceived and edited Writer MD, a collection of prominent physician-writers, which starred on Booklist (Knopf US 2012). She is co-author of Cracking the Code, with the Damiani family (Vintage 2015). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Photo credit: Nicola Bernardi.

See Leah at the 2016 Festival:

19-06-2016 10.30am-11.30am

Our Magic Hour by Jennifer Down captures that moment when being young and invincible gives way to being open and vulnerable. The Waiting Room by Leah Kaminsky tackles survival, terror, death and love.  Dr Natalie Kon-yu talks with these talented…

Location: Council Chamber