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Sarah Stillman

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Sarah Stillman is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. She also directs the Global Migration Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and teaches literary non-fiction writing at Yale.  Her recent work has received the National Magazine Award, the Michael Kelly Award for the “fearless pursuit and expression of truth,” the Overseas Press Club’s Joe & Laurie Dine Award for International Human Rights Reporting, the George Polk Award, and the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism.

Her coverage of America’s wars overseas and the challenges facing soldiers at home has appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Nation, The New,, and The  She taught a seminar on the Iraq war at Yale, and also ran a creative writing workshop for four years at Cheshire Correctional Institute, a maximum-security men’s prison in Connecticut.  She is currently reporting on immigration and criminal justice issues. She is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow.

She can be reached at sarah.scott.stillman (at)

One Comment
  1. Brilliant reporting, thinking outside the box. The found an important angle on a crucial story. Thank you, Jeff Shear

    June 9, 2011