Margaret Lazarus Dean

Johanna Lawshea

Margaret Lazarus Dean is the author of The Time It Takes to Fall. She is a recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Tennessee Arts Commission and is an associate professor of English at the University of Tennessee.  In Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight (Graywolf Press), winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, Dean bears witness to the end of a golden era in this elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it.