Award-winning author Lois Leveen dwells in the spaces where literature and history meet. A confirmed book geek, Lois earned degrees in history and literature from Harvard, the University of Southern California, and UCLA, and taught on the faculty of UCLA and of Reed College. Lois' work has appeared in the New York Times, the LA Review of Books, the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic and on NPR, as well as in numerous literary and scholarly journals and in film and performing arts festivals. Lois gives talks about history and literature at libraries, bookstores, universities, museums, teacher training programs, and conferences throughout the United States and the world. She lives in a bright green house in Portland, Oregon, with a charming, bipedal Newfoundlander.