Margot Lurie

Margot Lurie writes and presents on literature, religion, and culture.

She was head of public programming at New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage, and co-curator (with Michael S. Glickman and Miriam R. Haier) of the museum’s retrospective exhibition Ordinary Treasures: Highlights from the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Margot has a decade’s experience in book, magazine, and web publishing. She was editor-in-chief of the influential Jewish Ideas Daily (now Mosaic), which under her tenure was internationally syndicated and called “a star of the web” by The Weekly Standard, and an “excellent . . . manifestation of new life in the American Jewish world” by Standpoint (UK).

She loves to teach at every educational level, and has been a college instructor of creative writing at the University of Iowa, a poet-in-the-schools through NPR’s The Big Read, and a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at a primary school in Paris.

A graduate of Harvard Divinity School and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the writer Greg Sanders, and their son.