lacyLacy Crawford is an author of fiction and nonfiction. Her literary journalism includes profiles of Frank Conroy, Reynolds Price, and Shirley Hazzard; her fiction includes the novel Early Decision (HarperCollins/Morrow), a satire of the college admissions process in which she draws on her fifteen years’ experience working as an independent college counselor to high school seniors across the US and in Europe. A former senior editor of Narrative, Lacy’s other jobs have included high school English teacher, human and environmental rights campaigner, co-convener of a high-level international conference on pandemic influenza, Girl Friday to an English Lord, and Director of the Burberry Foundation.

Lacy lives in California with her husband and three children. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Narrative. Her new book, YOU WILL BE TOLD WHAT YOU MUST DO, is forthcoming from Little, Brown.