Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi
I am the author of "Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence that Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago" (Chicago Review Press, 2017). My second book, "This is Really War: The Incredible True Story of a Navy Nurse POW in the Occupied Philippines" will be published by Chicago Review Press in Spring 2019.
I hold a PhD from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Prior to earning my doctorate, I contributed more than 800 stories to the Chicago Tribune. My work has also run in the New York Times, New York Times International Edition, Los Angeles Times, and dozens of other newspapers. I have upcoming pieces in Discover Magazine and TheAtlantic.com
My favorite genre is narrative, historical nonfiction. My goal is to add more stories about women to this particular bookshelf.
I live in Oak Park, Illinois with my husband and two small dogs.