Lawrence Weschler was for over twenty years a staff writer at The New Yorker, where his work shuttled between political tragedies and cultural comedies. His books of political reportage include The Passion of Poland and A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers. His “Passions and Wonders” series includes David Hockney’s Cameraworks and most recently, Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences.
He is currently director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU and serves as artistic director for the Chicago Humanities Festival. Weschler was a featured author in Readings & Conversations in 2007.