Suzannah Lessard

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Suzannah Lessard is an American writer of literary non-fiction. She has written memoir, reportorial pieces, essays and opinion.

Life[edit]

She has taught at Columbia School of the Arts, Wesleyan University, The New School, George Mason University, George Washington University, and Goucher College MFA in Creative Non-fiction.[1]

She was one of the first editors of the Washington Monthly from 1971 to 1974.[2] From 1975 to 1995 she was a staff writer at The New Yorker Magazine[3] She has also published in New York Times Magazine, Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, and Wilson Quarterly and Harvard Design.

Awards and honors[edit]

Fellowships

  • 2001-2002 Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C.
  • 2002-2003 Jenny McKean Moore Fellowship for creative non-fiction, at George Washington University

Works[edit]

She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, The Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family (1996). Her next book, Dreamscape: Finding Our Way in a Time of Epochal Change was, as of fall 2011, in editorial process. It is a reportorial essay about the experience of going from the Industrial Age to the Information Age with changes in the form and meaning of landscape and place as the point of entry.

In 2014, her next book, The View From a Small Mountain: Reading the American Landscape was scheduled to be published in 2015.[5]

Anthologies[edit]

Reviews[edit]

This is a book about -- to put it in the simplest terms possible -- the connections between art, specifically architecture, and life. Is there meaning in architecture that comes inherently from its physical form? Or does meaning come from our own experience? Suzannah Lessard never addresses these questions directly, but they hover over every page of this extraordinary memoir, and searching for an answer to them, as much as telling the story of her family's history, is this book's reason for being.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ newschool.edu
  2. ^ washingtonmonthly.com
  3. ^ newyorker.com
  4. ^ "J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project winners". Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Lessard, Suzannah, "Puritans’ Progress: ‘Perfectly Miserable,’ by Sarah Payne Stuart" (review), New York Times Book Review, June 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  6. ^ Goldberger, Paul (November 3, 1996). "The Monster Builder". The New York Times. 

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