Lexi Pandell is a writer from Oakland, California.
Her non-fiction work has been published by The Atlantic, The New York Times, WIRED, The New Republic, Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, Playboy, AARP, Creative Nonfiction, and many others. Her short fiction has been published by WIRED, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Otherwheres, the Berkeley Noir anthology from Akashic Books, and is forthcoming in Peatsmoke Journal.
She is an alumna of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the host of Desert Salon, an annual writing retreat in Joshua Tree, California. She was awarded the Wellstone Center’s Emerging Writer Residency for her novel-in-progress in 2018, and that manuscript was also a finalist for the 2019 James Jones First Novel Fellowship. In 2020, she was awarded a fellowship for the Writing By Writers Tomales Bay workshop.
To learn more about her, check out her Q&A with The Writing Cooperative.