Lis Harris received a B.A. from Bennington College and was a staff writer at The New Yorker from 1970 to 1995. In addition to innumerable articles, reviews and commentaries, she is the author of Holy Days: The World of a Hasidic Family, Rules of Engagement: Four American Marriages, and Tilting at Mills: Green Dreams, Dirty dealings and the Corporate Squeeze. A two-time Woodrow Wilson Lila Acheson Wallace Fellowship recipient, she was awarded grants in 1998 from the J.M. Kaplan Fund, and the Fund for the City of New York, and in 1998 and 1999 from the Rockefeller Fund.
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Shadowing the Dogs of War
In the heart of conflict-ridden Palestine and Israel, the writer finds one group who, after great struggle, found a way to....▶
Life and Letters: Di and Li
Harris wrote this New Yorker article about Diana Trilling, wife of Lionel Trilling, critic and author of the book "Mrs. Harris: The Death of the Scarsdale Diet Doctor".....▶
Annals of Intrigue: The Palio
In 1924, Aldous Huxley paid a visit to Siena on the day of the Palio, a violent bareback horse race that has existed in its present form for more than three hundred years....▶