Leah Kaminsky, a physician and writer, won the Eleanor Dark Fellowship in 2007 and the Varuna/PanMacMillan Publisher’s fellowship in 2012. She is Poetry & Fiction Editor at the Medical Journal of Australia and Online Editor at Hunger Mountain. The author of several books, she conceived and edited Writer, M.D., an anthology of contemporary doctor-writers (Vintage Knopf US 2012, first issued by Scribe as The Pen and the Stethoscope). Her award-winning poetry collection, Stitching Things Together was published in 2010 (Highly commended IP Picks Prize, commended Anne Elder award).
Leah's work is published or forthcoming in Huffington Post, Creative Nonfiction, Monocle, Antipodes, Griffith Review, r,kv.r.y, Hippocrates Poetry Prize anthology, Poems in the Waiting Room, Up The Staircase, The Ampersand Review, [PANK], Voices, Australian Poetry, Quadrant, The Examined Life, Mattoid, Cordite Poetry Review, Transnational Literature and The Age, amongst others. She was co-editor with Lee Gutkind of Issue #46 of Creative Nonfiction magazine. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a BA in Literature from Deakin University.