The John Christophe Schlesinger Visiting Writer Series: Lauren Redniss

September 26, 2017
October 10, 2017
5 PM
LC 317
Lauren Redniss is the author of three works of visual non-fiction. Her most recent book,
Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future, won the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson
Literary Science Writing Award. Her previous book. Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A
Tale of Love and Fallout, was a finalist for the 2011 National Book Award. She is also the
author of Century Girl: 100 years in the Life of Doris Eaton Travis, Last Living Star of the
Ziegfeld Follies. Her writing and drawing has appeared in numerous publications including
The New York Times, which nominated her work for the Pulitzer Prize.
In addition to being a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, Redniss has been a Guggenheim fellow, a
fellow of the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers, and an
Artist-in-Residence at the American Museum of Natural History. She teaches at Parsons the
New School for Design in New York City.