Lawrence Weschler

Lawrence Weschler was a staff writer at The New Yorker for over 20 years, where he covered, among other things, Poland from solidarity through martial law and into the transition.

His books include The Passion of Poland; A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers; Calamities of Exile; Vermeer in Bosnia; Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder; and most recently, Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences, which was a finalist for this year’s National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism.

He is serving concurrently as director of the New York Institute for the Humanities and the Chicago Humanities Festival. He is a contributing editor with McSweeney’s and the

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