I'm a freelance journalist, essayist, and critic. I write about gender &feminism, books & culture, sometimes politics, and some other stuff, 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 at The New Yorker online, The Washington Post Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Pacific Standard, Outside, The Atlantic, The Mary Review, and elsewhere. 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 live in Boston, Mass., where I serve as senior reader of nonfiction for Ploughshares and have taught in the First Year Writing Program at Emerson College. I'm available for reporting assignments and book reviews at nora [dot] caplanbricker [at] gmail [dot] com.