Lauren LeBlanc is an independent book editor based in Brooklyn. A New Orleans native, she worked in editorial at New Orleans’s The Times-Picayune, Alfred A. Knopf, and Atlas & Co. Among others, she writes criticism for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, and Bomb Magazine. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, Brooklyn Book Festival’s nonfiction committee, and PEN America’s membership committee. Follow her on Twitter @lequincampe.