LANCE RICHARDSON is a writer living between Providence and New York. 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 Sunday, Esquire, and the American Library Association. It is currently being adapted for television by a major studio.
Lance is now working on a biography, TRUE NATURE: The Pilgrimage of Peter Matthiessen, for Pantheon (US) and Chatto & Windus (UK). For this project, Lance has been 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.
Lance is currently the 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.
He holds a masters degree in longform journalism from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, NYU.