"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 in Harper’s, The Point, The Baffler, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New Yorker online, and The Washington Post Magazine, among other places. In 2017, I won an inaugural RALLY Award for feature writing on the topic of sexual violence, conferred by the Poynter Institute, for my story "Flight Risk."

I teach creative writing at Emerson College and 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.