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Lizzie Simon

Lizzie Simon has had a prolific career as a memoirist, journalist and producer. She grew up in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated from Columbia University where she  was Arts Director of WKCR. After college, she was the Creative Producer at The Flea Theater in Tribeca, where she curated and produced dozens of live music, dance and theater performances, some of them Bessie and Obie Award winning. Her play, "The Story of Number Nine," was chosen for a workshop production at Ars Nova and was later produced at Fez and Galapagos Arts Space. At the age of 25, her memoir, Detour, was published by Atria Books.  It was translated into Italian and Dutch, optioned by HBO, excepted in Time Magazine, and inspired an MTV documentary for which Lizzie was a consulting producer. Lizzie worked as a freelance writer for a wide variety of publications and in 2010 began writing for the Wall St Journal, where she has contributed more than 400 articles, about half fly-on-the-wall humor pieces and half arts features. She splits her time between New York City, the Hudson Valley and Sonoma County.