Laird Harrison is a novelist and multimedia journalist. His recent novel, Fallen Lake, tells the story of a powerful attraction between two couples and how it affected their children.
Harrison has written for magazines (TIME, Audubon, Reader’s Digest, People, Health), newspapers (San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press); and Web sites (Salon, Reuters, MSNBC, CNN.com). He has produced video for Web sites including Smithsonianmag.com and audio for KQED and WUNC public media stations. Much of his writing focuses on health or on social movements.
Harrison has taught writing at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley Extension and Mediabistro.
He grew up in Berkeley, California, and studied creative writing and politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He lives in Oakland, California.