Lisa Levy is a writer, editor, essayist, and critic. Her work has appeared in many publications, including The New Republic, the LARB, The Believer, TLS, the CBC, and Lit Hub, where she is a contributing editor. She is also a columnist and contributing editor to Crime Reads, which she helped found. She is currently finishing her MFA at Goucher College where she is working on a collection of essays called The Impatient an account of her transformation from literary critic to a desperate patient (or, more specifically, migraineur) to defiant impatient. Using her critical skills and the writings of fellow migraineurs like Sigmund Freud, Susan Sontag, Edgar Allan Poe, and Virginia Woolf, she created an idiosyncratic history of migraine within the current context of chronic illness. As an impatient she becomes a literary and diagnostic detective determined to crack the case of her 20-year migraine.