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Lawrence Weschler

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.

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 1998 Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction
  • 2012