Ann Heppermann

Founder, The Sarah Awards and Serendipity Podcast


Ann Heppermann is the founder of The Sarah Awards and Serendipity podcast from Sarah Lawrence College. The Sarah Awards is an international initiative that celebrates and rewards audio fiction for the 21st century. Working in public radio and podcasting for 20 years, Ann Heppermann’s Peabody award winning work has aired on numerous public radio shows including: This American Life, 99% Invisible, and Radiolab. In 2011 she was named a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow. She teaches audio fiction and narrative journalism at Sarah Lawrence College in its writing program. Bitch Magazine once called her a “sort of Goddess of podcasting.” She lives in Brooklyn, New York