Suzannah Lessard
Suzannah Lessard was one of the first editors of the Washington Monthly from 1971 to 1974. She is the author of The Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family. She was the winner of the 1995 Whiting Award and is a staff writer for the New Yorker. Her most recent article for the Monthly was New Worlds, a review of Robert Kaplan's brilliant book An Empire Wilderness: Travels into America's Future.

She is currently writing a book about living in a society committed to accelerating change, which she explores through changes in the American landscape in the last 50 years.


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