"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 in Harper’s, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, 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.