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Best American Magazine Writing 2006

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ISBN-10: 0231139934

ISBN-13: 9780231139939

Edition: N/A

Authors: American Society of Magazine Editors, Graydon Carter

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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 artfulwriting.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Graydon Carter is the editor of Vanity Fair.

Introduction, by
The American Society of Magazine
Genome Tome, by Priscilla Long, The American Scholar
The Man Who Sold the War, by
Host, by David Foster Wallace, The Atlantic Monthly
The Recruit, by
A Matter of Life and Death, by
Mired, by
Humboldt's Gift, by
Death of a Mountain, by
The Last Outlaw, by
Love and Death in the Cape Fear Serpentarium, by
Girl Meets Bluegill, by
The Climate of Man -- I, by
Upon This Rock, by
Caution: Women Seething, by
A World Unto Himself, by
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