Betsy Lerner

Betsy Lerner is the author of The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers; Food and Loathing, and The Bridge Ladies. She has an MFA in poetry from Columbia University and has received a number of prizes including a Thomas Wolfe Poetry Prize, The Tony Godwin Publishing Fellowship and the Alan Truscott Prize from the International Bridge Press Association. Before becoming a partner with Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency, she worked as an editor at Houghton Mifflin, Simon and Schuster and finally Doubleday as Executive Editor. Her popular blog on writing and publishing is

Betsy's Current Books:

The Bridge Ladies
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The Forest for the Trees
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