Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2005. She writes about American history, law, politics, and literature. Her essays and reviews have also appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Journal of American History, Foreign Affairs, the Yale Law Journal, and The American Scholar.
Three of her books derive from essays written for The New Yorker: The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death, The Story of America: Essays on Origins, and The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle for American History. Some of her awards include the American History Book Prize and the Berkshire Prize. Her nonfiction novel, New York Burning, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History.