Lisa Levy is a critic and essayist. She has written for many publications, including the New York Times Book Review, the New Republic, the CBC, the Walrus, and the Believer. She is currently working on three books: one about feminism, rebellion, and Gone Girl. THE IMPATIENT is a study of her chronic migraines, the myths about migraine, and how we think and write about pain, time, and art. She is a contributing editor at Lit Hub, where she started crime coverage, and a contributing editor and columnist at Crime Reads, which she helped found. She won a Notable in Best American Essays 2021 for her essay “We Are All Modern,” which is part of a book project on modernism and biography.