Rebecca Mead

Rebecca Mead

Fellow: Awarded 2020
Field of Study: General Nonfiction

Competition: US & Canada

Rebecca Mead was born in England and studied at Oxford and NYU. She joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 1997; among the many subjects she has profiled for the magazine are Lin-Manuel Miranda, Margaret Atwood, Nico Muhly, Slavoj Žižek, and Mary Beard. She has written hundreds of Talk of the Town stories and is a frequent contributor of essays and commentary to

She is the author of “My Life in Middlemarch” (2014), a New York Times bestseller; and “One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding” (2007).

In 2018, Mead returned to England after three decades living in New York City. She is at work on a non-fiction book about that transition.

Photo Credit: James Prochnik

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