Ross Barkan

An award-winning author and journalist, Ross is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine. He is also a contributor to The Nation and a columnist for Crain’s. His latest novel, The Night Burns Bright, was published in 2022.

His journalism and essays have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, GQ, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among others. Washington Post columnist Shadi Hamid called him “consistently one of the most interesting and original essayists of his generation.”

In both 2017 and 2019, he was the recipient of the New York Press Club’s award for distinguished newspaper commentary. He now teaches journalism at NYU. He also created a popular Substack newsletter on New York and national affairs. You can subscribe here.

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