Margaret Lazarus Dean

Space Writer

Margaret Lazarus Dean is the author of The Time It Takes to Fall (Simon & Schuster), a novel about the Challenger disaster. She holds a BA from Wellesley College and and MFA from the University of Michigan.

She is working on a nonfiction book about the fifty-year era of American spaceflight, scheduled to end this summer with the last space shuttle launch. She teaches at the University of Tennesee and lives in Knoxville. See more at

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