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Richard J Margolis Award

About Richard J. Margolis

Career Highlights

selected articles

Selected New Leader Columns

Reports & Monographs

Op-Ed Pieces & Book Reviews

 

Past Winners

2016
David Denver Robinson

 

2015
Daniel Hernandez

 

2014
Blaire Briody

 

2013
Patrick Arden

 

2012
Inara Verzemnieks

 

2011
Sabine Heinlein

 

2010
Doug Hunt

 

2009
Joe Wilkins

 

2008
Gabriel Thompson

 

2007
Stephanie Griest

 

2006
Marie myung-ok lee

 

2005
Kisha Lewellyn

 

2004
Nelson smith

 

2003
John Bowe

 

2002
Iyesatta Massaquoi

 

2001
Otis Haschemeyer

 

2000
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

 

1999
Susan Parker

 

1998
Laura Distelheim

 

1997
Julie Lasky

 

1996
E.J. Graff

 

1995
Josip Novakovich

 

1994
Maggie Dubris

 

1993
Judith Levine

 

1992
Richard Manning

 

Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Marie Myung-Ok Lee is a passionate and lucid writer whose current area of focus is the environment's impact on human health. The Writer-in-Residence at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, Lee is currently at work on her second book, "The United States of Autism," which looks at how the increasing pollution in our environment plus the dramatic increase in the number of mandated vaccines have coincided with an alarming rise in a disorder so difficult to endure that it has a 90 percent divorce rate.

"The burden of neurotoxic chemicals and heavy metals in our environment is only increasing," says Lee. "The United States of Autism seeks to explore whether today's generation of children with varying forms of autism, Asperger's and ADHD are indeed canaries in a coal mine." Sections of the work in progress have been published in Newsweek and Brain, Child, and earned Lee a fellowship to the MacDowell Colony.

Lee's essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Norton anthology New Worlds of Literature, among other publications. She received a Fulbright fellowship to research her novel, Somebody's Daughter (Beacon Press, 2005).