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LANCE RICHARDSON is a writer living in Providence, Rhode Island. His first book, HOUSE OF NUTTER: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row, was a New York Times Editors' Choice and spotlighted on "The New Yorker Recommends." It was also named one of the notable books of 2018 by The Sunday Times, The Mail on SundayEsquire, and the American Library Association. It is currently being adapted for television by a major studio.

Lance is now finishing a major biography, TRUE NATURE: The Pilgrimage of Peter Matthiessen, which will be published in September 2025 by Pantheon (US) and Chatto & Windus (UK/Commonwealth). For this project, eight years in the making, he was awarded the 2020 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship; a Robert and Ina Caro Research/Travel Fellowship; a research fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center; a 2020–21 fellowship at the Leon Levy Center for Biography (CUNY); and residencies at MacDowell (the 2021 Eleanor Briggs Fellowship), Yaddo, and the Key West Literary Seminar. He was named a 2021–22 Public Scholar by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was also named the 2023–24 Janice B. and Milford D. Gerton/Arts and Letters Foundation Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library. 

Lance holds a masters degree in longform journalism from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, NYU. He teaches in the MFA in Writing at Bennington College, Vermont. 

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