Laura Esther Wolfson
Laura Esther Wolfson’s essay collection, For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors (University of Iowa Press, 2018), holds the Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction and was a Kirkus Best Book of 2018. Her work has repeatedly received ’notable’ listings in Best American Essays and been published in prestigious venues in the US and abroad. Her piece "Losing the Nobel" won a Notting Hill Essay Prize. A MacDowell Fellow, Wolfson has had a long career as an interpreter and translator of Russian, French and Spanish to English, including 15 years at the United Nations. She lives in New York City.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Anna Akhmatova, Doris Lessing, Rebecca West