Louisa Thomas is a contributing writer to the New Yorker, where she writes mostly about sports. She is a former writer and editor at Grantland. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and the Paris Review.
She is the author of Louisa: The Extraordinary Mrs. Adams and Conscience: Two Pacifists, Two Soldiers, One Family–A Test of Will and Faith in World War I, about the moral conflicts her family endured during World War I and focusing on her pacifist great-grandfather, Norman Thomas. Her latest book, Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football with coauthor John Urschel, will be released in May.
She is a former fellow at New America and a graduate of Harvard University.
Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football (2019)
Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams (2016)
Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family–A Test of Will and Faith in World War I (2011)
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Louisa Thomas’s website
Tennis with an Accent, podcast interview with Thomas, April 9, 2019
“First Lady of Revision: 10 Questions with Author Thomas,” Writer’s Bone, May 9, 2016
“Grantland‘s Literary Connoisseur Thomas Is Not Your Average Sportswriter,” Peninsula Press, April 24, 2015
Video: Thomas discusses dialog on Idaho Public Television