Tom Bartlett

tommugwmugI’m a writer and editor based in Austin, Texas. My articles have appeared in The Washington Post Magazine, Texas Monthly, The New York Times, Slate, Politico, Esquire, and elsewhere. I write about ideas for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

I particularly like stories where I happen upon a little world I didn’t know about, like the strange science of consciousness, the subculture of sneaker authentication, or the intense fandom surrounding an intellectual guru. I’ve often written about writers, like Karl Ove Knausgaard, Christian Wiman, and Steven Pinker. This story about Gene Weingarten won a CRMA profile writing award.

I received, along with Nell Gluckman, the 2018 SPJ award for national magazine investigative reporting for a story about sexual harassment at Harvard. I’ve been a finalist for a National Magazine Award for reporting and a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award.