Lauren Belfer was born in Rochester, New York, and grew up
in Buffalo, where she attended the Buffalo Seminary. At Swarthmore College,
she majored in Medieval Studies. After graduating, she worked as a file clerk
at an art gallery, a paralegal, an assistant photo editor at a newspaper, a
fact checker at magazines, and as a researcher and associate producer on
documentary films. She has an M.F.A. from Columbia University.
Her debut novel, City of Light, was a New York
Times bestseller, as well as a number one Book Sense pick, a Barnes &
Noble Discover Award nominee, a New York Times Notable Book, a Library
Journal Best Book, and a Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. City
of Light was a bestseller in Great Britain and has been translated into
Belfer's fiction has also been published in the Michigan
Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, and Henfield Prize Stories.
Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Washington
Post Book World, the Christian Science Monitor, and elsewhere.
She lives in New York City.
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Books:Ashton Hall, June 2022
Hardcover / e-Book
A Fierce Radiance, June 2010
City Of Light, September 2003