David Laskin was educated at Harvard College and New College, Oxford. For the past twenty-five years, Laskin has written books and articles on a wide range of subjects, including history, weather, travel, gardens, and the natural world. His book The Children's Blizzard won the Washington State Book Award and the Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award for Nonfiction and was nominated for a Quill Award. Laskin's other titles include Braving the Elements: The Stormy History of American Weather; Partisans: Marriage, Politics and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals; A Common Life: Four Generations of American Literary Friendship and Influence; and Artists in their Gardens, coauthored with Valerie Easton. A frequent contributor to the New York Times Travel section, Laskin also writes for the Washington Post, the Seattle Times, and the Seattle Metropolitan. He and his wife live in Seattle.
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