The Best American Magazine Writing 2006

The Best American Magazine Writing 2006

by The American Society of Magazine Editors, Graydon Carter, Asme
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Columbia University Press
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The Best American Magazine Writing 2006

In the magazine world, no recognition is more highly coveted or prestigious than a National Magazine Award. Annually, members of the American Society of Magazine Editors, in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, select the year's most dynamic, original, provocative, and influential magazine stories. The winning and finalist pieces in this anthology represent outstanding work by some of the most eminent writers in America as well as rising literary and journalistic talents. This prestigious collection includes stories that cover a variety of subjects from Elizabeth Kolbert's investigation into global warming in the New Yorker and James Bamford's look at the PR campaign behind the Iraq War in Rolling Stone to Chris Heath's remarkable profile of Merle Haggard in GQ and Bill Heavey's hilarious account of teaching his daughter to fish in Field and Stream. Other writers include David Foster Wallace (The Atlantic Monthly), Joyce Carol Oates (The Virginia Quarterly Review), Priscilla Long (The American Scholar), Jesse Katz (Los Angeles Magazine), Marjorie Williams (Vanity Fair), Hendrik Hertzberg (New Yorker), Sven Birkerts (The Virginia Quarterly Review), Erik Reece (Harper's), Wendy Brenner (The Oxford American), John Jeremiah Sullivan (GQ), James Wolcott (Vanity Fair), and Wyatt Mason (Harper's).

Wide-ranging in their style and subjects, these writers' stories inform, surprise, entertain, and provide new perspectives on our world. They also reflect elements that distinguish the best in magazine writing: moral passion, investigative zeal, vivid characters and settings, persistent reporting, and artful writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231139939
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Series: Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction, by Graydon Carter
1. Genome Tome, by Priscilla Long, The American Scholar
2. The Man Who Sold the War, by James Bamford, Rolling Stone
3. Host, by David Foster Wallace, The Atlantic Monthly
4. The Recruit, by Jesse Katz, Los Angeles Magazine
5. A Matter of Life and Death, by Marjorie Williams, Vanity Fair
6. Mired, by Hendrik Hertzberg, New Yorker
7. Humboldt's Gift, by Sven Birkerts, The Virginia Quarterly Review
8. Death of a Mountain, by Erik Reece, Harper's
9. The Last Outlaw, by Chris Heath, GQ
10. Love and Death in the Cape Fear Serpentarium, by Wendy Brenner, The Oxford American
11. Girl Meets Bluegill, by Bill Heavey, Field and Stream
12. The Climate of Man—I, by Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker
13. Upon This Rock, by John Jeremiah Sullivan, GQ
14. Caution: Women Seething, by James Wolcott, Vanity Fair
15. A World Unto Himself, by Wyatt Mason, Harper's
16. Smother, by Joyce Carol Oates, The Virginia Quarterly Review
List of Contributors
2006 National Magazine Award Finalists
National Magazine Award Winners, 1966–2006
ASME Board of Directors, 2005–2006
ASME Mission Statement

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