Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s first book, a work of combined memoir and literary journalism titled ANY ONE OF US is forthcoming from Flatiron Books, an imprint of Macmillan. It will be published in the UK by Pan Macmillan and in the Netherlands by Hollands Diep. In support of ANY ONE OF US, Alexandria has received a a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Rona Jaffe Award. She has twice been a fellow at MacDowell and Yaddo and has also received fellowships from the Millay Colony for the Arts, Blue Mountain Center, Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, as well as the Alice Hayes Fellowship for Social Justice Writing from the Ragdale Foundation and a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Her writing appears or is forthcoming in The New York Times, Iowa Review, Salon, Oxford American, Los Angeles Review, The Rumpus, TriQuarterly Online, Bookslut, Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, Bellingham Review (as the winner of the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction), and many other publications.
Alexandria earned her JD at Harvard Law School, where she focused on death penalty issues. She also holds a BA in Sociology from Columbia University and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Emerson College.
She lives in Boston and teaches memoir writers at Grub Street and graduate public policy students at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.