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Novelist, Journalist and Dance Critic; "The Bird Catcher"

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Laura Jacobs is a novelist, journalist and dance critic. "The Bird Catcher," her second novel, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2009. Her first novel, "Women About Town," a Literary Guild selection, was published by Viking in 2002, with French and Polish editions, followed by a paperback from Penguin.

Jacobs has been a staff writer at Vanity Fair magazine since 1995, where she has written award-winning pieces on design, fashion and the performing arts. She has profiled the mid-century American designers Norman Norell, Charles James, Adrian and Mainbocher, and she has also made a specialty of iconic American women, including Emily Post, Gypsy Rose Lee, Suzy Parker, Julia Child and Grace Kelly.

Jacobs began writing dance criticism in Chicago at the Chicago Reader. She has held dance critic posts at The Boston Phoenix, The New Leader and also wrote a column about dance for The Atlantic Monthly. Since 1994, Jacobs has been the dance critic at The New Criterion. In 2006 a collection of her New Criterion essays was published by Dance & Movement Press: Landscape with Moving Figures, A Decade on Dance. That same year Francis Mason, the distinguished editor of Ballet Review, wrote, “Laura Jacobs of The New Criterion is our best dance critic.”

From 1987 to 1995, Jacobs was the editor in chief of Stagebill, the national performing arts program magazine whose constituents included Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Chicago theater, and orchestras and opera companies around the country. During the late 1990s, Jacobs wrote fashion criticism for both The Modern Review and The New Republic. She collaborated with the incomparable fashion designer Geoffrey Beene on Beauty and the Beene (Abrams, 1999) and edited his last book, Beene by Beene (The Vendome Press, 2005). Jacobs also wrote the text for The Art of Haute Couture (Abbeville, 1995).

Jacobs hails from Chicago, Illinois, and holds a B.A. in English Literature from Northwestern University. She is married to the writer James Wolcott, and lives on New York’s upper west side.

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The Bird Catcher

The Bird Catcher

Women About Town

Women About Town

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Novelist, Journalist and Dance Critic; "The Bird Catcher"

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Laura Jacobs Biography

Laura Jacobs is a novelist, journalist and dance critic. "The Bird Catcher," her second novel, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2009. Her first novel, "Women About Town," a Literary Guild selection, was published by Viking in 2002, with French and Polish editions, followed by a paperback from Penguin.

Jacobs has been a staff writer at Vanity Fair magazine since 1995, where she has written award-winning pieces on design, fashion and the performing arts. She has profiled the mid-century American designers Norman Norell, Charles James, Adrian and Mainbocher, and she has also made a specialty of iconic American women, including Emily Post, Gypsy Rose Lee, Suzy Parker, Julia Child and Grace Kelly.

Jacobs began writing dance criticism in Chicago at the Chicago Reader. She has held dance critic posts at The Boston Phoenix, The New Leader and also wrote a column about dance for The Atlantic Monthly. Since 1994, Jacobs has been the dance critic at The New Criterion. In 2006 a collection of her New Criterion essays was published by Dance & Movement Press: Landscape with Moving Figures, A Decade on Dance. That same year Francis Mason, the distinguished editor of Ballet Review, wrote, “Laura Jacobs of The New Criterion is our best dance critic.”

From 1987 to 1995, Jacobs was the editor in chief of Stagebill, the national performing arts program magazine whose constituents included Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Chicago theater, and orchestras and opera companies around the country. During the late 1990s, Jacobs wrote fashion criticism for both The Modern Review and The New Republic. She collaborated with the incomparable fashion designer Geoffrey Beene on Beauty and the Beene (Abrams, 1999) and edited his last book, Beene by Beene (The Vendome Press, 2005). Jacobs also wrote the text for The Art of Haute Couture (Abbeville, 1995).

Jacobs hails from Chicago, Illinois, and holds a B.A. in English Literature from Northwestern University. She is married to the writer James Wolcott, and lives on New York’s upper west side.

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  • How much does it cost to book Laura Jacobs?

    Booking fees for Laura Jacobs, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Laura Jacobs, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Laura Jacobs?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Laura Jacobs for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Laura Jacobs for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Laura Jacobs or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Laura Jacobs or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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