Jeanne Marie Laskas

Jeanne Marie Laskas is the author of eight books, including the forthcoming To Obama, and Concussion, the basis for the 2015 film. She is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine, a correspondent at GQ, and a two-time National Magazine Award finalist. Her stories have also appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Esquire. She serves as Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Center for Creativity at the University of Pittsburgh.