Ada Calhoun

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Ada Calhoun / Author

Credit: Allison Michael Orenstein

Ada Calhoun is a writer based in New York City.

The Alicia Patterson Foundation’s 2014 Josephine Patterson Albright Fellow, she has written for The New York Times MagazineThe New Republic, TimeGlamour, Self, RedbookThe Los Angeles Times, and Cosmopolitan. She has been a theater critic for New York magazine, a crime reporter for The New York Post, and (since 2005) a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review. She has ghost- or co-written three New York Times bestsellers, including two with Tim Gunn.

She won the 2013 Council on Contemporary Families Media Award for Print Coverage of Family Issues for her reporting on chemical endangerment arrests in Alabama; the 2013 Oasis Award for her work with the St Mark’s Church archives; and a Summer 2013 MacDowell Colony residency. Through 2014, she is in residency at the New York Public Library’s Allen Room, where she is working on a narrative history of St. Marks Place, to be published by W.W. Norton & Co.



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