Bio

A versatile and prolific writer, Lara Kristin Herndon has written about art, architecture, and design for various publications since 1995. More recently, she has branched out to cover broader topics, including climate change, meditation, boxing, self-defense, divorce, and the benefits of cultivating a lemon tree.

Ms. Herndon’s byline has appeared in Reader’s DigestO the Oprah Magazine, Entrepreneur, Wired, Metropolis, Think, Stop Smiling, Paste, Art Papers, Architecture Boston, and many other publications. She is a frequent contributor to the album-cover blog Cover Our Tracks, and her writing has been featured on The Little Blue Marble and BuzzFeed.

Her essay “Personal Growth” was featured in O’s Little Book of Happiness — out now from Flatiron Books — alongside such notable contributors as Elizabeth Gilbert, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Brené Brown, Jane Smiley, and Roxane Gay.

As a grant writer, Ms. Herndon has raised funds for Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The East Harlem Tutorial Program, The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation, The Gateway School, and other organizations.

Ms. Herndon has a B.A. and an M.A. in Art History from Emory University. She studied fiction writing at The New School and graphic design and illustration at the School of Visual Arts, and is a graduate of the Viable Paradise program for writers of speculative fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in Silver Blade magazine and on the WiFiles, and she is represented by the Emma Sweeney Agency.