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Jill Lepore (2014)

Jill Lepore is a professor of American history at Harvard University and chair of Harvard's History and Literature Program. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and her essays and reviews have also appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The American Scholar, and in scholarly journals including the Journal of American History, The American Historical Review, and American Quarterly. Lepore's book New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History. Lepore's recent biography of Jane Franklin Mecom, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

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About the Jill Lepore Interview

Hi Reddit, I'm Jill Lepore. I’m a professor of history at Harvard and a staff writer at The New Yorker.

I've written a bunch of books and articles (http://scholar.harvard.edu/jlepore/home).

My most recent book, "The Secret History of Wonder Woman," was published by Alfred A. Knopf just last month.

Proof: https://twitter.com/AAKnopf/status/534385105817845760

Ask me anything!

Update: Thanks for all your questions, this has been fun. See you next time!

Jill Lepore Nov 17, 2014