Sarah Stillman

Staff Writer & Dir Global Migration Project
The New Yorker Magazine

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. 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 Republic.com, Slate.com, and The Atlantic.com. She has taught literary nonfiction writing 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 a 2016 MacArthur Fellow.

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