Suzanne Loebl

Suzanne Loebl, prolific writer and avid lecturer, was born in Germany and grew up in Belgium. Inspired by her father, a pharmaceutical chemist, she decided to study chemistry, and met her future husband while studying at Columbia University. Shortly thereafter, Loebl traded her test tubes for a typewriter and early in her career was the recipient of a Sloan Science Writing Fellowship at Columbia University's School of Journalism. She has since written 14 books on a variety of topics from growing up during the Holocaust to art museums, the most recent of which, America's Medicis: The Rockefellers and Their Astonishing Cultural Legacy (Harper), is an exploration into the philanthropic and cultural legacy of one of America's wealthiest and most influential families. Loebl is a sought-after keynote speaker for events at schools, museums, and libraries, with presentation topics ranging from how to tap into your past in order to write a memoir to the Rockefeller family's terrific passion for the arts. [+]