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Lesley Pratt Bannatyne

Author of Halloween: A History

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Bannatyne is a freelance journalist, covering stories ranging from local druids to relief aid in Bolivia. She co-founded the Studebaker Theater (1978) and is co-director of Invisible Cities Group (1990).

Bannatyne has shared her knowledge of Halloween on television specials for Nickelodeon and the History Channel ("The Haunted History of Halloween"), with Time Magazine, and has given talks at venues as diverse as the 2000 Halloween Convergence in New Orleans and the St. Louis Art Museum. She contributed the Halloween article to World Book Encyclopedia. Most recently, she set the Guinness World Record for "Largest Halloween Gathering," in October 2007 in Davis Square, Somerville. Lesley is currently works as an editor and communications writer at Harvard University.
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