Wendy Lesser, the founding and current editor of
The Threepenny Review,
is the author of eleven nonfiction books and one novel. Her new book is a biography of Jerome Robbins in the Yale Jewish Lives series.
Her latest, before that, was the prizewinning
You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn
, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2017. She has received awards and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy in Berlin, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and many other institutions, and she is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences as well as of the New York Institute for the Humanities. Her journalistic writing about literature, dance, film, and music has appeared in a number of periodicals in America and abroad. Born in California and educated at Harvard, Cambridge, and UC Berkeley, Lesser now divides her time between Berkeley and New York.