Lauren Redniss is the author of Century Girl: 100 years in the Life of Doris Eaton Travis , Last Living Star of the Ziegfeld Follies and Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie , A Tale of Love and Fallout , a finalist for the 2011 National Book Award for non fiction. Her writing and drawing has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times , which nominated her work for the Pulitzer Prize. She was a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers at the New York Public Library in 2008-2009 and became a New York Institute for the Humanities fellow in 2010. Beginning in 2012, she will be artist-in-residence at the American Museum of Natural History. She teaches at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City.