Dana Micucci's fascination with the written word began at a young age. An early obsession with children’s story books led to juvenile attempts at penning prose and poetry, and eventually to a compulsive stalking of book stores. After receiving her BA and MA in English literature from Northwestern University, she indulged a long-held fantasy to live as a bohemian writer in a garret of her own on the Left Bank of Paris.
Upon returning from Paris, she carved out a niche as a freelance journalist in New York City, while working briefly as a senior publicist at Christie’s, the international art auction house. Over the past twenty-five years, Micucci’s articles and essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Art & Antiques and Veranda, covering the topics of culture, art, design, travel and spiritual and social issues.
Micucci has had the privilege of interviewing numerous noted figures, including His Highness the Aga Khan; architect Richard Meier; writers Toni Morrison, Doris Lessing and Erica Jong; choreographer Twyla Tharp; and artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Sean Scully and Kiki Smith. Her art-related travel stories have taken Micucci throughout the world, reaffirming for her that, as Henry James said, “one of the greatest joys in writing is having written.”
Her passion for fiction led her to Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program, where she was a senior writing fellow and studied with the late novelist Raymond Kennedy, while publishing poetry in literary journals.
In addition to her newest title, Micucci is the author of Artists in Residence (The Little Bookroom), a guide to the homes and studios of eight 19th-century artists in and around Paris; Best Bids: The Insider’s Guide to Buying at Auction (Viking Studio/Penguin Books); and Collector’s Journal (The Little Bookroom). In connection with her books, Micucci has been interviewed by radio and print media and has lectured on the arts at New York University and other organizations.
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