Berkshire Authors L-M

Jana Laiz
Jana Laiz has been writing for as long as she can remember. Fascinated
by other cultures, Jana studied Anthropology and Chinese language at
NYU and Middlebury College.
Anne Landsman
Although I grew up in Worcester, a small South African town in the shadow
of the Brandwacht mountains, that wasn't the real me.
Alison Larkin
Alison was born in Washington DC, adopted at birth by British parents and
raised in England and Africa.
Peter Lazes
Peter lives with his wife, Marie Rudden, in West Stockbridge with 2 dogs,
3 horses and miniature donkey.
Carolyn LeComte
Carolyn LeComte graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in art
and a minor in Creative Writing and American Literature. She later became
a medical artist for Rutgers Medical School.
Jeanne Lemlin
Jeanne Lemlin has been writing about great vegetarian food for more than
a decade. She won a prestigious James Beard Cookbook Award for her
book Quick Vegetarian Pleasures.

Gary Leveille

Author Gary Leveille is a writer, editor, educator, photographer, and local
historian who resides in the Southern Berkshires. He has written several
books about the Berkshires including: Old Route 7: Along the Berkshire
Highway and Around Great Barrington, Legendary Locals of the Southern
Berkshires, and Around Great Barrington.

David Levinson
Co-founder of Berkshire Publishing Group, David Levinson, PhD is a
cultural anthropologist specializing in contemporary social issues.
Mark Liponis
Dr. Liponis is Medical Director of Canyon Ranch Health Resorts, with
destination resorts in Lenox, MA and Tucson, Arizona, and Spa Clubs
in Las Vegas, Kissimmee, Florida, and aboard the brand new Queen Mary II.
Michael Lipson
Michael Lipson, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist practicing in Great Barrington.
Elise Lufkin
Elise Lufkin has been involved with dogs all her life.
Patricia MacLachlan
Patricia MacLachlan is the bestselling author of beloved books for
young readers, including Arthur, For the Very First Time, winner of
the Golden Kite Award for fiction, and more.
Taylor Mali
Generally considered to be the most successful poetry slam strategist
of all time, having led six of his seven national poetry slam teams to
the finals stage and winning the championship itself a record four times
before anyone had even tied him at three.
Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Marie-Elizabeth Mali was born and raised in New York City, with
frequent trips to Venezuela and Sweden where most of her family lives.
Charles McCarry
Charles McCarry served in the United States Army, where he was a
correspondent for Stars and Stripes, has been a small-town
newspaperman, and was a speechwriter in the Eisenhower administration.
Herman Melville
Wrote a small book that's not about a whale.
Richard Michaels
Artist Richard Michaels paints to become absorbed in the present
moment and access greater understanding of the creative process
and of himself.
George Robert Minkoff
For four decades he has been a noted antiquarian and rare book
dealer living in the Berkshires and New York City.

Daniel Mozes

Daniel Mozes is an author of stories, essays, and one novel (so far) and currently splits time between Lee and Upper Manhattan.

Joan Murray
Joan Murray is a National Poetry Series Winner, a National Endowment
for the Arts Fellowship Winner; a Wesleyan New Poets Series Winner,
and Winner of Poetry Society of America's Gordon Barber Award.