"Fifth Season" by Will Barnet


I'm a freelance journalist, essayist, and critic. I write about gender & feminism, books & culture, sometimes politics, and some other things, too. I've been a contributing writer at Slate and a staff writer at The New Republic. My work has also appeared recently at Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Baffler, The Point, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Washington Post , among many others . My writing has been honored with a RALLY Award for narrative journalism on the topic of sexual violence, conferred by the Poynter Institute, and a 2019 Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation.

I teach creative writing at Boston’s Grub Street, and I live in Boston, Mass., with another journalist, a brilliant dog, and a very bossy cat. I'm available for reporting assignments, book reviews, etc. at nora [dot] caplanbricker [at] gmail [dot] com.