Julie Lasky, 1997 Award Winner

Julie Lasky lives in New York and was working on a novel when she received the Margolis Award. Her articles, essays and book reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The American Scholar and Forward.

Lasky’s focus has been on the arts. The recipient of a National Arts Journalism Program fellowship, she spent 1995-96 as a visiting scholar at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. The fellowship culminated in Lasky's spending a month in Sarajevo investigating the effect of the Bosnian war on the city’s artistic culture. An essay based on that experience appeared in the spring 1997 issue of The American Scholar.

At the time she received the Margois Award, Lasky was managing editor (since 1992) of Print, a bimonthly graphic arts magazine. During her tenure through1997, the magazine had earned four consecutive National Magazine Award nominations as well as a National Award for General Excellence in 1994.

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