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Suzannah Lessard author photograph by Ch

Suzannah Lessard is the bestselling author of The Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family, a New York Times Notable Book. Her new book, The Absent Hand: Reimagining Our American Landscape, was published to acclaim in March 2019 by Counterpoint Press.


Suzannah was a founding editor of the Washington Monthly and a staff writer at The New Yorker for twenty years. She is a recipient of the Whiting Award and Lukas Awards, and has received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and George Washington University.     

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