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Yes, this really is my desk. And the website of Lauren Kessler, writer, narrative journalist and author of seven books of literary nonfiction.

Here’s the latest news:

Raising the Barre is out in paperback just in time for the holiday (Nutcracker) season!

People magazine chooses Raising the Barre as a best new book, calling it “eloquent, funny and…inspiring.”

Watch this episode of Raising the Barre on Public TV’s Between the Lines writes about Raising the Barre and “trying something new and scary.”

And check out my OTHER new book, The Write Path: Essays on the Art of Writing and the Joys of Reading.

I am (unexpectedly) honored…inducted into University of Washington Hall of Fame.

The New York Times reviews Counterclockwise

Wall Street Journal chooses Counterclockwise (“informative and witty”) as one of “Year’s best books for the Road Ahead”

Listen to Lauren on OPB’s Think Out Loud

Watch Lauren on Art Beat” — Oregon Public Broadcasting

Watch this Counterclockwise episode of Between the Lines

Interview with Jessica Morrell about the joys of guinea pig journalism and how Counterclockwise came to be

How (and why) I do what I do.  A interview at The Writing Life Too.