Lauren Kessler (laurenkessler.com) is an American journalist and the award-winning author of 11 books who combines lively narrative with deep research to explore everything from the gritty world of a maximum-security prison to the grueling world of professional ballet; from the wild, wild west of the anti-aging movement to the hidden world of Alzheimer’s sufferers; from the stormy seas of the mother-daughter relationship to the full court press of women’s basketball.
Her books have been Wall Street Journal and People magazine „best“ selections, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times bestsellers. She has written for the New York Times magazine, Los Angeles Times magazine, O (Oprah) magazine and The Nation among others. Her book of essays on the art and craft of writing, Gute Texte, was just recently published in Austria.
Kessler is an international speaker and workshop leader who teaches storytelling for social change at the University of Washington and has created two graduate programs in narrative journalism at the University of Oregon. She blogs at www.laurenchronicles.com