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About Andrew 

Armed with a passion for storytelling and an industrial strength espresso machine, Andrew V. Lorenzen uses his literary skills across both politics and the arts. He writes and edits fiction, essays, op-eds, and screenplays. Always inspired by his family history, he’s drawn to narratives that seek to raise political discourse and challenge our preconceptions.


Lorenzen graduated summa cum laude and as a Merrill Presidential Scholar from Cornell University. He then attained a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) from New York University, where he was awarded a Global Research Initiative Fellowship to pursue research and writing in Prague.


Lorenzen was named a 2024 Marshall Scholar, which will support him as he pursues a Master of Science in Politics & Communication at the London School of Economics and a Master of Science in Narrative Futures: Art, Data, Society at the University of Edinburgh. (He promises he’s done with master’s degrees after those three.)


Lorenzen’s writing has been published by The Nation, Cleaver Magazine, The Miami Herald, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. His work has previously been awarded a

Marvin Carlson Award and a Heermans-McCalmon award.


He currently works as a legislative analyst for Fmr. Rep. Steve Israel. In addition he’s eagerly finishing up work on a historical fiction manuscript and revising a gaggle of short stories.


When not writing, Andrew can be found thinking, worrying, or dreaming about writing.

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