Laura Lippman was a
for twenty years, including twelve years at The
(Baltimore) Sun. She began writing
novels while working fulltime and published seven books about
Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her work has
awarded the Edgar ®, the Anthony, the Agatha, the Shamus, the Nero
Gumshoe and Barry awards. She also has been nominated for other prizes
crime fiction field, including the Hammett and the Macavity. She was
first-ever recipient of the Mayors Prize for Literary Excellence and
genre writer recognized as Author of the Year by the Maryland Library
Ms. Lippman grew up in Baltimore and
attended city schools through ninth grade. After graduating from Wilde
High School in Columbia, Md., Ms. Lippman attended Northwestern
School of Journalism. Her other newspaper jobs included the Waco
Tribune-Herald and the San Antonio Light.
Lippman returned to Baltimore in 1989 and has lived there since. She is
daughter of Theo Lippman Jr., a Sun
editorial writer who retired in 1995 but continues to freelance for
newspapers, and Madeline Mabry Lippman, a former Baltimore City school
librarian. Her sister, Susan, is a local bookseller.
From the author's website.
Photo Credit : Jim Burger
This biography was last updated on 07/06/2010.
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