17 Apr 2024

Splinters: More than a divorce memoir

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 17 April 2024

Author Leslie Jamison has been compared to some of the American greats, Joan Didion and Susan Sontag. A novelist and essayist, Jamison's writing style blends journalism and memoir.

Her previous works The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath, and The Empathy Exams - offer unsparing details about her life - and also launched her onto bestseller lists.

Her latest work, Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story, excavates three tumultuous years; new motherhood, a marriage breakdown, and navigating a life as a solo parent.

Leslie Jamison is the current director of the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University and is speaking at the Auckland Writers Festival next month.

Leslie Jamison

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