Laurie Lisle is a journalist, biographer, memoirist, and essayist. She writes mostly about the lives of contemporary American women, including her own.
She has written first biographies of artists Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Nevelson. Her best-selling PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: A BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGIA O'KEEFFE, first published in 1980, remains in print in a paperback edition and is also available in an ebook edition. Her biography of Louise Nevelson, LOUISE NEVELSON: A PASSIONATE LIFE, is available in a revised edition, also both in paperback and ebook editions.
Her WITHOUT CHILD: CHALLENGING THE STIGMA OF CHILDLESSNESS, originally published in 1996, is both a print and ebook, as is her FOUR TENTHS OF AN ACRE: REFLECTIONS ON A GARDENING LIFE.
Her most recent book is WESTOVER: GIVING GIRLS A PLACE OF THEIR OWN
Before writing books, she worked for newspapers and magazines, including NEWSWEEK magazine. She teaches literature and lectures widely about the topics of her books.
Born in Providence, RI, she lives with her husband, artist Robert Kipniss, in Westchester County, NY and Litchfield County, CT.
Awards and Recognition
- Who's Who in America