Author & Journalist Louisa Thomas '04 Topic: “Losers"
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 8:00 PM ET
The Harvard Club of the North Shore is doing a Zoom talk with The New Yorker Sports Journalist and Author Louisa Thomas '04 on 24 June at 8 pm.
Louisa Thomas is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she writes about sports. She is the author of Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams, a biography of the former First Lady Louisa Catherine Adams (1775-1852), and Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family — A Test of Will and Faith in World War I, a narrative history of her great-grandfather, Norman Thomas, and his three brothers during World War I. She is also the co-author, with John Urschel, of Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football, and the co-editor, with Mary Pilon, of Losers: Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard. A former writer and editor for Grantland, her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, the New York Times, Vogue, Racquet, the annual Best American Sports Writing anthologies, and other places. Louisa was featured in the November/December issue of Harvard Magazine (https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2020/11/alumni-sports-critic).
An avid runner, chess enthusiast, and tennis player, Louisa lives in Somerville with her husband and three-year-old daughter. She is the daughter of noted author and journalist Evan Thomas ’73.