Lauren Redniss is the author of three books. She has been a Guggenheim fellow, Artist-in-Residence at the American Museum of Natural History, and finalist for the National Book Award. She teaches at Parsons The New School for Design.
The National Book Foundation wrote the following in their citation of Radioactive, the first visual book to be named a finalist for the National Book Award in Non-Fiction:
"Redniss' achievement is a celebration of the essential power of books to inform, charm, and transport. In marrying the graphic and visual arts with biography and cultural history, she has expanded the realm of non-fiction."