Welcome

CynthiaLewisHello, and welcome to my writing web site, the purpose of which is to share excerpts from my creative nonfiction, which ranges from reportage to personal narrative. Much of my published reported nonfiction concerns American culture—for example, American women bodybuilders, professional gambling in Las Vegas, Southern Debutantes, crime, and criminal investigation. Three of my personal pieces have been selected as “Notable Essays” by the editor of the Best American Essays series: “Going Plastic in Costa Rica” (Antioch Review, 2005), “While I Was Stalked” (Shenandoah, 2006), and “Crazy in Love (Women and Shoes)” (Massachusetts Review, 2010). Another essay, “Trail of a Kiss” (New Letters, 2010), was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. My essay profiling serial / Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph was featured on NPR and other national media. On the less serious side, Bikini Is a State of Mind, co-written with three friends, was optioned by a Hollywood director. Although we missed getting a movie out of it, we had a great time.

I’m currently researching sexual harassment on college campuses, a topic I’m especially passionate about and that you can learn more about at the link above. My other current projects are described on my “Biography” page.