Louisa Thomas

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Louisa Thomas
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Born 1981
Nationality American
Genre non-fiction

Louisa Thomas (born 1981) is an American writer.


She graduated from Harvard University. She is a contributor to NewYorker.com and a former editor and writer at Grantland. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, The Paris Review, and other places. Thomas has published two books: 2017's Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams, a biography of First Lady Louisa Adams, and 2011's Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family--a Test of Will and Faith in World War I, about the moral conflicts her family endured during World War I and focusing on her pacifist great grandfather, Norman Thomas. She is a former fellow at New America.[1]

Though much of Thomas' writing is on the subject of sports, it is influenced by her studies of poetry; she cites Wallace Stevens as a major influence.[2]




  1. ^ "Louisa Thomas". New America. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Epstein, Alison (24 April 2015). "Grantland's literary connoisseur Louisa Thomas is not your average sportswriter". Peninsula Press. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  3. ^ Riding, Alan (2011-07-01). "Book Review - Conscience - By Louisa Thomas". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  4. ^ "The Melania Trump of the 19th Century". Politico. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  5. ^ Freeman, Joanne (2016-04-04). "'Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams,' by Louisa Thomas". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  6. ^ Mansky, Jackie. "Meet the First and Only Foreign-Born First Lady: Louisa Catherine Adams". Retrieved 2016-06-29. 

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External media
Presidents, First Ladies And 'The Extraordinary Life Of Mrs. Adams' With Louisa Thomas , WAMU May 26, 2016
Book Discussion on Louisa, C-SPAN, April 13, 2016