Interests: Creative Nonfiction; Reporting on Race, Science, Music; Poetry; Photography.
Russ Rymer has written for many publications, including the New Yorker, National Geographic, New York Times, and Harper’s. He's authored two nonfiction books, “Genie: A Scientific Tragedy,” and “American Beach: A Saga of Race, Wealth & Memory,” and a novel, “Paris Twilight.” He was an editor for the American Academy for the Advancement of Science and the New York Academy of Sciences, and for Hippocrates, National Wildlife, Portland (Oregon) Monthly and other magazines, including Mother Jones, where he was editor-in-chief. He has taught science-writing at MIT, Caltech, University of California (Berkeley) Graduate School of Journalism, Smith College, and in Bowdoin College’s intensive program in marine sciences. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, a Whiting Writers Award and the Overseas Press Club prize for Best Magazine Reporting from Abroad, among other honors.