Deirdre Mask
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Agent: Laurie Abkemeier
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Deirdre Mask is a writer whose articles about street names have appeared in The Atlantic and The Guardian. After graduating from Harvard College in 2002 summa cum laude, she spent a year at the University of Oxford on a Harlech Scholarship before returning to Harvard for law school. Following law school, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, she spent three years working as a lawyer and federal judicial clerk before completing a master’s in writing at the National University of Ireland as a Mitchell Scholar. Originally from North Carolina, she has taught writing at Harvard and social science at the London School of Economics, and currently lives with her husband and daughters in London.

  • THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power
    St. Martin's Press, 2020