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Lacy Crawford


Lacy Crawford

Lacy Crawford is an author of fiction and nonfiction, including the satire EARLY DECISION and the memoir NOTES ON SILENCING.

Her literary journalism includes profiles of Frank Conroy, Reynolds Price and Shirley Hazzard. A former senior editor of Narrative, Lacy’s other jobs have included high school English teacher, human and environmental rights campaigner, co-convener of a high-level international conference on pandemic influenza, Girl Friday to an English lord, and director of the Burberry Foundation.

Lacy lives in California with her husband and three children.

Books by Lacy Crawford

by Lacy Crawford - Memoir, Nonfiction

When the elite St. Paul's School came under state investigation after extensive reports of sexual abuse on campus, Lacy Crawford thought she'd put behind her the assault she'd suffered decades before, when she was 15. With her criminal case file reopened, she saw for the first time evidence that corroborated her memories. Now a wife, mother and writer living on the other side of the country, Crawford learned that police had uncovered astonishing proof of an institutional silencing years before, and that unnamed powers were still trying to block her case. This revelation launched Crawford on an extraordinary inquiry into the ways that gender, privilege and power shaped her experience as a girl at the gates of America's elite.

by Lacy Crawford - Fiction

EARLY DECISION is a novel that follows five students over one autumn as Anne, “the application whisperer,” helps them craft their college essays, cram for the SATs, and perfect the Common Application. It seems their entire future is on the line --- and it is. It’s because the process, warped as it is by money, connections, competition and parental mania, threatens to crush their independence just as adulthood begins.