An award-winning writer of both fiction and non-fiction, Lara Kristin Herndon has covered art, architecture, design, and other topics since 1995. Ms. Herndon’s byline has appeared in The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, O 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 Refinery29, BuzzFeed, The Little Blue Marble, and Common Edge Collaborative.
In 2018, her opinion piece, “The Wealthy Are Poised for the End of the World,” won Best Op-Ed from the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and in 2015 her essay, “Personal Growth,” was featured in O’s Little Book of Happiness 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, Liquid Imagination, Spider Road Press, and The WiFiles, as well as in several anthologies. Her story, “How He Got That Way,” was recently awarded an honorable mention in the 2018 Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Contest.