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 and National Journal. My work has also appeared in The Point, The New Yorker online, The Poetry Foundation, The Washington Post Magazine, Outside, The Atlantic, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, 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."
This fall, I'll be a visiting writer at the College of the Holy Cross and an instructor of creative writing at Grub Street. I live in Boston, Mass., with another journalist, a brilliant dog, and a very bossy cat. I'm available for reporting assignments and book reviews at nora [dot] caplanbricker [at] gmail [dot] com.