"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 and National JournalMy work has also appeared in The Point, The Baffler, The Poetry Foundation, 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."

This fall, I'll be a visiting lecturer in English 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.