Deirdre Mask

Deirdre Mask is a nonfiction writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, The New York Times, and The Economist, among other publications. Her first book, The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power was named one of Publishers Weekly’s top ten books of 2020 and was a finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize. The Address Book has also been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Polish, and Hungarian. Mask is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College in Classics-Latin and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann fellow, and the winner of the Irving Oberman Memorial Prize for her work on legal history. She also studied at New College, Oxford on a Harlech Scholarship and at the University of Galway in Ireland as a George Mitchell Scholar, where she earned a Master’s in Writing (first class). Originally from North Carolina, she lives in London with her husband and daughters.