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Jeff Sharlet

Jeff Sharlet is the author of Sweet Heaven When I Die and The Family, and other bestsellers.

Jeff Sharlet is the nationally bestselling author or editor of six books of literary journalism, including The Family, described by Barbara Ehrenreich as “one of the most compelling and brilliantly researched exposes you’ll ever read,” and Sweet Heaven When I Die, about which The Washington Post declared “this book belongs in the tradition of longform, narrative nonfiction best exemplified by Joan Didion, John McPhee, [and] Norman Mailer… Sharlet deserves a place alongside such masters.” Sharlet’s work has earned numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award, the Molly Ivins Prize, and the Outspoken Award. He’s a contributing editor for Harper’s, Rolling Stone, and Virginia Quarterly Review, and a frequent contributor to GQ. He won the 2015 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his GQ story “Inside the Iron Closet: What it's Like to be Gay in Putin’s Russia." Sharlet is an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College.