My name is Lauren, and I’m a freelance writer based in Paris, France. I grew up in Southern California, which instilled me with a life-long love of cinema, sunshine, avocados, and salty ocean air, but nowadays I wax poetic on the glories of Parisian architecture, people watching at cafés, and buttery pastry. C’est la vie!
I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Chapman University, and completed my M1 in Études Anglophones, or Anglophone Literature, from Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in 2018. Focusing on American literature, I’m excited to continue my studies with an M2 in fall 2018.
Focusing on art & literary criticism, travel, and lifestyle, I’ve contributed work for publications such as LensCulture, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Paste Magazine, and Teen Vogue. I particularly love writing pieces that connect my passion for history with contemporary concerns, and I’m always keen to gush about what I’m reading. I’m also a member of the National Book Critics Circle.
My short stories received an Honorable Mention for Writer’s Digest’s 2014 Popular Fiction Awards, as well as a finalist nomination for Crab Orchard Review’s 2013 Charles Johnson Fiction Award. I’m currently working on a novel, which I’m so excited to share with you!