The Aspen New York Books Series "The Art of the Essay" with Meghan Daum, Phillip Lopate, and Clifford Thompson. The Aspen Institute. Credit Photo: Erin Baiano

MEGHAN DAUM

Meghan Daum taught memoir at Aspen Summer Words 2014, and appeared in the Aspen New York Book Series on a panel titled “The Art of the Essay.”

BIO

Meghan Daum is an author, essayist and editor. She has been a columnist for The Los Angeles Times since 2005, and has written for numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and Vogue. She is the author of four books, most recently the collection of original essays The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion. She was recently named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow and is an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

“You can’t tell the whole story… The job of the artist is to narrow it down and distill it. You can’t take everything on, it would be chaos, it would be impossible.” Read more from the Summer Words 2014 panels.

 

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