Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham is fiction writer, essayist, and journalist; her work most often concerns youth, migration, the environment, and her home state of California. She teaches writing at the Ashland University MFA in Writing Program and at the University of San Francisco. She has been awarded fellowships from the Mesa Refuge, University of California, Berkeley, Middlebury College, the McGraw Center, the French-American Foundation, the Society for Environmental Journalists, the Silvers Prize, the de Groot Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Her work has appeared in outlets such as VQR (where she is a contributing editor), Harper'sNew York Times Magazine, The GuardianNew York Review of Books, New Republic, Guernica, Freeman's, Mother Jones, Orion, The Atlantic, Lit Hub, California Sunday, Zyzzyva, Georgia Review, and Best American Travel Writing 2019, as well as on NPR's This American Life. In addition to writing, Markham has spent fifteen years working at the intersection of education and immigration. She received her MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

updated 2023

Publications by Lauren Markham
Lessons From Oakland International High School
Oakland International High School, winner of the 2017 National Community School Award, supports its recently arrived immigrant students by integrating academic, social, mental health,and material supports into the school day and beyond. Its…