Meghan Daum

Meghan Daum is the author of four books, most recently the collection of original essays THE UNSPEAKABLE: AND OTHER SUBJECTS OD DISCUSION which won the 2015 PEN Center USA Award for creative nonfiction. She is also the editor of the New York Times bestseller SELFISH, SHALLOW & SELF-ABSORBED: SIXTEEN WRITERS ON THE DECISION NOT TO HAVE KIDS. Her other books include the essay collection MY MISSPENT YOUTH, the novel THE QUALITY OF LIFE REPORT, and LIFE WOULD BE PERFECT IF I LIVED IN THAT HOUSE, a memoir. Since 2005, Meghan has been an opinion columnist at The Los Angeles Times, covering cultural and political topics. Meghan has written for numerous magazines, including THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, THE ATLANTIC, and VOGUE. She is the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and is an adjunct associate professor in the MFA Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.