Lyn Miller-Lachmann



Lyn Miller-Lachmann grew up in Houston, Texas, but calls New York City home. She has lived in many other places and traveled widely, along the way picking up several new languages and translating children’s books from Portuguese and Spanish to English. She has a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. A former social studies teacher, she writes historical fiction and is the author of the award-winning YA novel Gringolandia, the story of a teenage refugee from the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Her other books include Gringolandia’s companion, Surviving Santiago; the pioneering ownvoices MG novel Rogue; a forthcoming MG verse novel co-authored with Zetta Elliott, Moonwalking (FSG, 2021) set in Brooklyn in 1982; and a forthcoming YA novel set in the 1960s. Lyn is active in PEN America and is the co-chair of the PEN Translation Committee. She is repped by Jacqui Lipton.

Fun fact: Lyn has built a giant Lego town called Little Brick Township, with buildings that she designed and constructed along with Lego’s modular sets. One of her original buildings is a model of the radio station featured in Surviving Santiago.

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