Lawrence Weschler

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Lawrence Weschler, "a graduate of Cowell College of the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been, since the early Eighties, a staff writer for The New Yorker, where his work has shuttled between political tragedies and cultural comedies. He is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award (for Cultural Reporting in 1988 and Magazine Reporting in 1992) and was recently granted a Lannan Literary Award. His books of political reportage include The Passion of Poland (1984); A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers (1990); Calamities of Exile: Three Nonfiction Novellas (1998), and the forthcoming Vermeer in Bosnia. His "Passions and Wonders" series currently comprises Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin (1982); David Hockney's Cameraworks (1984); Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonders (1995); A Wanderer in the Perfect City: Selected Passion Pieces (1998); and Boggs: A Comedy of Values (1999). He has taught, variously, at Princeton, Columbia, UCSC, Bard, Vassar, and Sarah Lawrence, and is a contributing editor of McSweeney's and Threepenny Review." [1]

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  1. Lawrence Weschler, NYU, accessed August 24, 2009.