Jack Hitt

Contributing Writer for New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Magazine and This American Life
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About Jack Hitt

Jack Hitt is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, and the public radio program, This American Life. For his hour-long investigation of Guantanamo (This American Life’s “Habeas Schmabeas”), he won a Peabody Award. He also writes for Rolling Stone and Wired magazines. His most recent work appeared in Best American Travel Writing, State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America, The Oxford American Book of Great Music Writing, and Cornbread Nation: Best of Southern Food Writing. His Harper’s essay on American anthropology was selected to be one of 20 pieces in the forthcoming 25th anniversary edition, The Best of the Best of American Science Writing. He is the author of Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim’s Route into Spain, in paperback from Simon & Schuster. He is currently at work on a one-man show, based on a performance of his stories in Seattle earlier this year, called “Making Up the Truth” and is finishing a book about amateurism in America, tentatively entitled, “Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character.”