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Robert S. Boynton is the director of the Literary Reportage program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He was graduated with honors in philosophy and religion from Haverford College, and received an MA in political science from Yale University.

His book, The Invitation Only Zone, about North Korea’s Japanese abduction project, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2016. The New New Journalism was published by Vintage Books in 2005.

He has written about culture and ideas for The New Yorker (where he has been a contributing editor) and Harper’s (where he has been a senior editor). His byline has also appeared in The Atlantic MonthlyThe New York Times MagazineLingua FrancaBookforumColumbia Journalism ReviewThe New RepublicThe NationThe Village VoiceRolling Stone and many other publications.