Laura Morelli


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Laura Morelli holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University, where she was a Bass Writing Fellow and Mellon Doctoral Fellow. She authored a column for National Geographic Traveler called “The Genuine Article” and has contributed pieces about art and authentic travel to CNN Radio, The Frommers Travel Show, and in USA TODAY, Departures, and other media. Laura has taught college-level art history in the U.S. and in Italy, and currently produces art history lessons for TED-Ed.

Laura is the author of the Authentic Arts guidebook series that includes MADE IN ITALY and MADE IN VENICE. Recently she has turned to fiction, bringing the stories of art history to life. Her debut novel, THE GONDOLA MAKER, won an IPPY, Benjamin Franklin, and a National Indie Excellence Award.