Lydia Kiesling is the author of The Golden State and a 2018 National Book Foundation “5 under 35” honoree. She is a contributing editor at The Millions and her writing has appeared at outlets including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker online, The Guardian, and Slate. She lives in San Francisco with her family. Contact her at lydiakiesling@gmail.com.


Recent Work
Letter of Recommendation: YouTube Travel - The New York Times Magazine
What is Family? - New York Magazine's The Cut
Trying to Hold on as California Burns - The Wall Street Journal
Becoming a Woman Who Yells at Her Children - The Cut
On David Graeber's "Bullshit Jobs" - Slate
The Evolution of a Mormon Mommy Blogger - The Cut
On Pregnancy - The Cut (featured in the New York Times Magazine “New Sentences” column)
A Year in Reading - The Millions
Public Diplomacy under Trump - The New York Times Magazine
Watch Again - Real Life Magazine
Letter of Recommendation: Marshall Hodgson - The New York Times Magazine
Workplace Fiction by Women - The New Yorker Page-Turner
The Dress that Made me Believe I Belonged - New York Magazine's The Cut
Review: Submission by Michel Houellebecq - Slate
Letter of Recommendation: Uzbek - The New York Times Magazine

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