Jesse Green

Jesse Green is a contributing editor at New York magazine since 2008.

He has written dozens of cultural features and profiles as well as a wide range of dramatic stories, including reports on the massacre in Mumbai, a suicide at Dalton, transgender children, and the first Ellis Island immigrant. He previously wrote theater and other arts features for the Arts & Leisure section of The New York Times while covering broader topics for the Times magazine. His work has also appeared in many other publications, including The New Yorker, The Washington Post, GQ, and The Yale Review.

In addition to his journalism, Green is the author of The Velveteen Father: An Unexpected Journey to Parenthood, a memoir that was named one of the best nonfiction books of the year by The Los Angeles Times Book Review, one of the ten best memoirs or biographies of the year by and one of the best parenting books of the year by Child magazine. It was also the recipient of the Lambda Literary Foundation prize in the biography/autobiography category. His first novel, O Beautiful, which Entertainment Weekly called “one of the best first novels of the year,” was published by Ballantine Books. His short stories and essays have been published in many collections.

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