Suzannah Lessard

  • Instructor , MFA Program, Creative Nonfiction
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Suzannah Lessard is the author of "The Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family" for which she won the Whiting Award. She is currently working on a book about the American landscape for which the working title is "Mapping the New World: An Inquiry into the Meaning of Place in the Twenty-first Century." This work has been supported by the Brookings Institution and by the Woodrow Wilson International Center of Scholars where she was a fellow in 2001 to 2002. She also held the Jenny McKean Moore Fellowship at George Washington University from 2002 to 2003 and won the 2003 Anthony Lukas Award for a Work in Progress.  From 1975 to 1995 she was a staff writer for The New Yorker, and before that an editor/writer for The Washington Monthly.  She has taught creative nonfiction at Columbia School of the Arts, George Mason University, George Washington University and Wesleyan.  She currently lives in New York City

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