Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is writing a book of combined family memoir and literary journalism about a Louisiana murder and death penalty case. An essay adapted from the book appears in the new anthology TRUE CRIME (InFact Books, 2013), available for pre-order here. In support of her book, Alexandria has received a Rona Jaffe Award and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Millay Colony for the Arts, Blue Mountain Center, Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Ragdale Foundation, as well as a work-study scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Her essays appear or are forthcoming in The New York Times, TriQuarterly Online, Oxford American, Bookslut, Fourth Genre, Alimentum, and Bellingham Review (as the winner of the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction), as well as other publications. Her fiction appears in Connecticut Review, Southeast Review, and elsewhere.
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. Currently, she lives just outside of Boston and teaches Grub Street’s new Memoir Incubator, an innovative year-long program in the memoir. In fall 2013, she will begin teaching at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy.
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