Jimmy Breslin

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What makes a good editor? Flexibility, mutual trust and chocolate chips

May 10, 2024

A new Storyboard series starts with Atlantic national editor Scott Stossel talking about what he brings to stories and writers

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Following an unfinished story: A year in the life of a post-Roe family

March 22, 2024

After Tennessee's strict anti-abortion laws left a pregnant woman and her fetus at risk, ProPublica stayed to chronicle failed promises of a safety net

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A first-time war correspondent finds human stories in a devastated Ukraine

February 21, 2024

Washington Post reporter Lizzie Johnson volunteered for a Christmas-month rotation in Ukraine, where she filed intimate narratives as well as news

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David Grann Part 2: Craft wisdom and breaking into narrative nonfiction

January 11, 2024

The renowned author shares insights on vetting story ideas, meticulous research and revision, the value of editors and pitching The New Yorker

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David Grann Part 1: A deep-dive into “The Wager”

January 10, 2024

The New Yorker writer and bestselling author — who says he's not a “natural writer” —  shares the research and writing process behind his latest book

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When a Pulitzer-winning book is banned

January 4, 2024

Robert Samuels' co-authored book about the life and death of George Floyd was labeled inappropriate for students at a Tennessee high school

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Jennifer Senior follows a personal trail to undo the erasure of her disabled aunt

November 29, 2023

The Atlantic writer uncovers the painful truth behind the treatment of a generation of Americans warehoused in asylums and denied by families

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Nonfiction author Kim Cross breaks down how to sell a book proposal

November 17, 2023

The narrative journalist details the upside of rejection, the importance of timing, the value of a good agent and the reality of advances

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Chasing the emotional escape of Dungeons & Dragons on death row

October 4, 2023

Author and one-time prisoner Keri Blakinger worked through nicknames, bureaucracies and emotional truths to write about gaming on death row

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A meditation on violence, grief and healing in Uvalde, Texas

August 24, 2023

The rivers that run through southwest Texas inspired author Kimberly Garza to tell a different story of her hometown's tragic school shooting

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Sally Jenkins on her intimate interview with Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert

August 18, 2023

The Washington Post sports columnist used a career of trust and "sincere curiosity" to talk to the tennis greats about rivalry, cancer and friendship

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Six profiles and a first-person approach give dignity to the many faces of homelessness

April 21, 2023

A reporter for the Chicago Reader teams with a freelance photographer to document the personal cost of society's "lattice of failure"