Lauren Redniss


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Lauren Redniss is the author of Century Girl: 100 years in the Life of Doris Eaton Travis, Last Living Star of the Ziegfeld Follies and Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout, a finalist for the 2011 National Book Award for non fiction. Her writing and drawing has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, which nominated her work for the Pulitzer Prize. She was a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers at the New York Public Library in 2008-2009, became a New York Institute for the Humanities fellow in 2010, and is currently Artist-in-Residence at the American Museum of Natural History. She teaches at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City.

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“In the wake of a human being's death, what survives is a set of afterglows, some brighter and some dimmer, in the collective brains of those who were dearest to them...Though the primary brain has been eclipsed, there is, in those who remain...a collective corona that still glows. - Douglas Hofstadter”
Lauren Redniss, Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout

“We must eat, drink, sleep, be idle, have sex, love, touch the sweetest things in life and yet not succumb to them.”
Lauren Redniss, Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout

“We earnestly desire the speedy settlement of all our territories,' reads an 1868 Office of Indian Affairs Annual Report. 'None are more anxious than we to see their agricultural and mineral wealth developed by an industrious, thrifty, and enlightened population. And we fully recognize the fact that the Indian must not stand in the way of this result. . . If the savage resists, civilization, with the Ten Commandments in one hand and the sword in the other, demands his immediate extermination.'

But extermination, as a policy, proved to be inefficient. An educational system designed to destroy native culture was proposed as an economical way to solve the Indian Problem. The 1868 report concluded, 'It costs less to civilize than to kill.”
Lauren Redniss, Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West

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