Who I Am
I write features, profiles, and blog entries for major outlets, along with advertorials and "edvertorials." I’ve contributed to four books. The New York Times praised my work for a travel anthology.
My work frequently appears on UtneDigest.com, TheAtlantic.com, TheAtlanticCities.com, TheAlanticWire.com, and GuernicaMag.com. My magazine work has appeared in Time Out, Maxim, and USAirways.
Copy writing and ghosting clients include: a politically centrist group for whom I blogged daily, Knob Creek Bourbon (I wrote their Website), Capella University (their Web and print infographics), Lincoln Motor Co., Zezza/Tenthwave, The Economist, The Atlantic, Condé Nast Traveler, and The New Yorker.
I'm a former editor and writer of special sections for The New Yorker magazine. I’ve been a managing editor at Forbes, Inc., an editor of a celebrity-oriented glossy, a research editor, an associate editor, and a fact checker.
I'm also a Senior Editor/Fiction Editor at Guernica. Esquire cited my work. The pieces I’ve edited have won awards such as Best of the Web, Best of the Net, and Africa’s top literary prize.
My fiction has appeared in many journals, been anthologized, and nominated for prizes, including a Pushcart and Million Writers. I’ve received scholarships—most notably to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Summer Literary Seminars, in Russia. I also speak about writing and editing at conferences and universities: New York, Boston, Vermont, and Lisbon, Portugal.
My Info and Clips
Books I Contributed to
- Meakin Armstrong on Peter Stamm on Guernica
- Haniya Rae on Peter Stamm on Guernica
- Loree on Belated Posting: Publishers Weekly on Guernica
- Last Night’s Reading | Meakin Armstrong on Reading: Freerange Nonfiction, May 5th
- Last Night’s Reading | Meakin Armstrong on Reading: MR. Beller’s Neighborhood, Feb 14th
Tag Archives: Pen World Voices
Guernica is a regular participant in PEN World Voices. This year, we’re conducting a panel on “brave” writing. Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 7:00pm Panelists are: Benjamin Anastas Trisha Low Anthony Swofford Agata Tuszynska Center for Jewish History 15 West 16th … Continue reading
Novelist Claire Messud (who was guest-editor at Guernica recently) led a panel discussion on women, diversity, and literature. I’ll let another Guernica writer Lorraine Adams sum up the event. Continue reading
It’s called “Leaving Home” and I’ll be introducing it. Austrian Cultural Forum: 11 East 52nd St. 5:30–6:30 p.m. With György Dragomán, Dinaw Mengestu, and Saša Stanišić; moderated by Irina Reyn Free and open to the public; reservations required. For reservations, … Continue reading
Guernica magazine is sponsoring two PEN World Voices events. Tuesday, April 29thCrisis Darfur: A Conversation with Mia Farrow and Bernard-Henri Lévy8 p.m.: The French Institute, Alliance Française ($15/$10 students) Friday, May 2ndLeaving Home: With Dinaw Mengestu, György Dragomán, and Saša … Continue reading
Guernica magazine is sponsoring two PEN World Voices events. Tuesday, April 29th Crisis Darfur: A Conversation with Mia Farrow and Bernard-Henri Lévy 8 p.m.: The French Institute, Alliance Française ($15/$10 students) Friday, May 2nd Leaving Home: With Dinaw Mengestu, György Dragomán, … Continue reading