My name is Lauren, and I’m a freelance writer based in Paris. 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 (as one does).
I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Chapman University, and am pursuing a Master’s at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 focusing on anglophone literature.
Concentrating on art & literary criticism, travel, and lifestyle, I’ve contributed work for publications including The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, LensCulture, Paste Magazine, and Teen Vogue. I particularly love writing pieces that connect my passion for history with contemporary concerns. Additionally, as a member of the National Book Critics Circle, I’m always keen to gush about what I’m reading.
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 writing a novel, which I’m so excited to (eventually) share with you!