Frances Lefkowitz

Frances Lefkowitz is author of To Have Not, a “Best Memoir of 2010,” has two Pushcart Prize Special Mentions, and has published stories in Tin House, The Sun, Utne Reader, and Glimmer Train.

Formerly the senior editor at Body+Soul magazine (now Whole Living), Lefkowitz is now the Good Housekeeping book reviewer and a freelance writer and editor. She also teaches at The Sun magazine’s writing workshops and at the Writer in West Marin program.

She has been awarded the Fellowship in Literature from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, The Martin Dibner Award for Maine Writers, and a residency at the Hedgebrook Writing Retreat. Her essays have been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, named as “Notable” in The Best American Essays 2007, and placed as runner-up for a James Beard Award for food writing.

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