Lauren Hilgers

Lauren Hilgers is a journalist whose articles have appeared in Harper’s, Wired, Businessweek, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. Her new book is Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown.

In her own words: “I’m a non-fiction writer, so my inspiration largely comes from the people and the world around me. What I strive for, and what I like best, are the stories that fold hard facts—and the larger currents of politics, history, and society—into a narrative arc that has its own momentum, and that do it without needing to overstate or play on the emotions of their readers.”

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