Visiting Writers Series: Lauren Redniss
Lauren Redniss is the author of several works of visual non-fiction and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.” Her book Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future won the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her writing and drawing has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times which called her 2020 book, Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West, “brilliant” and “virtuosic” and nominated her work for the Pulitzer Prize. She has been a Guggenheim fellow, a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers, the New America Foundation, and Artist-in-Residence at the American Museum of Natural History.
Redniss graduated from Brown University and later earned her MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts. She teaches at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.