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Suzannah Lessard

Suzannah Lessard

Instructor, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing


Suzannah Lessard is the bestselling author of The Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family, a New York Times Notable Book. Her new book, The Absent Hand: Reimagining Our American Landscape, was published to acclaim in 2019.

Suzannah was a founding editor of the Washington Monthly and a staff writer at The New Yorker for twenty years. She is a recipient of the Whiting Award and Lukas Awards, and has received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and George Washington University.

Lessard teaches creative nonfiction in our low-residency master of fine arts in creative writing program.

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