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Anna North

Anna North is a writer, editor and reporter who is currently a senior reporter at Vox specializing in covering gender-related issues.[1] She was a regular contributor and member of the editorial board at The New York Times from 2014-2017, and headed the segment "This Week In Hate."[2][3][4] North has written or edited for several publications including Jezebel,[5] Buzzfeed,[6] and Salon.[7] Her fiction and non-fiction work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Glimmer Train, and The Atlantic.[8] Anna North authored two fiction books, America Pacifica (2011),[9] and The Life and Death of Sophie Stark (2015), which won a Lambda Literary Award[1][10][11] She wrote about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign when she was an editor of The New York Times, regarding his desire to be liked at all costs.[12]

Anna North
BornWilliamsburg, Virginia, U.S.
OccupationReporter, editor writer


North grew up in Los Angeles, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.[8][13] Before entering writing as a full-time profession, North critiqued films in California for a small newspaper.[14] She graduated from the Iowa Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa.[13]


  1. ^ a b "Anna North Profile and Activity - Vox". Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  2. ^ "Anna North". The New York Times. 2017-08-23. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  3. ^ Fassler, Joe. "Writing Is the Process of Abandoning the Familiar". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  4. ^ "Barbershop: Trump's Tweets, How Hate Groups Are Defined And Jay-Z's New Album". Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  5. ^ North, Anna. "The Jezebel (Very) Short Fiction Contest". Jezebel. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  6. ^ "Anna North". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  7. ^ "Anna North". Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  8. ^ a b "Anna North | Penguin Random House". Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  9. ^ Guardian
  10. ^ "Shaping Her Own Mythos: An Interview with Anna North". the unexpected shape. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  11. ^ "Writers' Workshop 2016 literary honors | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | The University of Iowa". College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | The University of Iowa. 2017-04-26. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  12. ^ Scarry, Eddie. "New York Times editor: Trump's speech showed has an 'obsession' with 'adulation'". Washington Examiner. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  13. ^ a b Wayne, Teddy (2011-06-15). "Interview With Anna North, Author of America Pacifica". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  14. ^ ""Brilliant and dangerous": Anna North's fictional Sophie Stark uses and discards people to..." Salon. 2015-06-10. Retrieved 2018-01-17.