Tana Wojczuk

Tana Wojczuk's picture
Tana
Wojczuk
Expertise
  • Nonfiction
Tana Wojczuk

Contact Info:

@TanaWojczuk

Tana Wojczuk is the author of Lady Romeo: The Radical, Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America's First Celebrity (Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster, 2020), a finalist for the 33rd annual Lambda Award in Lesbian Biography and Publishing Triangle awards.

Tana is a contributing editor at Guernica Magazine. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, The Believer, Smithsonian Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, North American Review, Bomb Magazine, and elsewhere. She was a finalist for the Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize judged by David Shields, a Helene Wurlitzer foundation fellow, and received an Academy of American Poets University prize. She has received a fellowship from the NYU Global Research Initiative to research her book in Florence, Italy.

About Lady Romeo:
Lady Romeo: The Radical, Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America's First Celebrity ...is an exhilarating and enlightening biography of the 19th-century American actress Charlotte Cushman. With new research and rarely seen letters and documents, Wojczuk reconstructs the formative years of Cushman's life, set against the excitement and drama of 1800s New York City and featuring a cast of luminaries and revolutionaries who changed the cultural landscape of America forever. The story of an astonishing and uniquely American life, Lady Romeo reveals one of the most remarkable forgotten figures in our history and restores her to center stage, where she belongs.

Classes with Tana Wojczuk

Tana Wojczuk's Published Work

  • Lady Romeo: The Radical, Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America’s First Celebrity

    The Radical, Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America’s First Celebrity

    Buy Book