Slate Books

A roundup of recent books by Slate staff and contributors.

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Emily Bazelon is a co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, New York Times Magazine staff writer, and former Slate senior editor.

Torie Bosch is the editor of Future Tense, a project of Slate, New America, and Arizona State that looks at the implications of new technologies.

John Dickerson is co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, a contributing writer to the Atlantic, and a 60 Minutes correspondent.

Charles Duhigg is host emeritus of How To! He is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and writes for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and other publications.

David Epstein is host emeritus of How To! He is a science writer who was previously an investigative reporter at ProPublica and senior writer at Sports Illustrated.

Stefan Fatsis is co-host of Slate’s Hang Up and Listen.

Every month, Future Tense publishes a new short story that imagines what tomorrow could look like. A partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University, Future Tense explores how emerging technologies will change the way we live, in reality and fiction. Future Tense Fiction is a collection of original fiction commissioned by the partnership.

Henry Grabar is a staff writer for Slate’s Moneybox.

Jack Hamilton is Slate’s pop critic and a professor at the University of Virginia.

Michelle Herman is a Care and Feeding columnist. Her books include The Middle of Everything: Memoirs of Motherhood and an advice book for children, A Girl’s Guide to Life.

Close-Up: A Novel

By Michelle Herman. Scholarly Publishing Services.

A Girl’s Guide to Life

By Michelle Herman. Thought Catalog Books.

Christopher Hitchens, who wrote the Fighting Words column until his death in 2011, is the author of many books, including the posthumously published Mortality. He also wrote Hitch-22: A Memoir; God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything; Thomas Jefferson: Author of America; Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays; Blood, Class, and Empire: The Enduring Anglo-American Relationship; A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq; and Why Orwell Matters.

Hitch-22: A Memoir

By Christopher Hitchens. Twelve.

Fred Kaplan is Slate’s War Stories columnist and the author, most recently, of The Bomb and Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War. He also wrote the Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestseller The Insurgents.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments and co-hosts the podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting. He is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and was the founding editor of New York magazine’s Vulture blog. He also wrote a book about the Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwo’ole called Facing Future.

Jason Johnson is the host of A Word. He is a political contributor at MSNBC, host at Sirius XM, politics writer at, and professor of politics and journalism at Morgan State University.

Danny M. Lavery is the host of the Big Mood, Little Mood podcast and previously wrote Slate’s Dear Prudence column. He is the author of Texts From Jane Eyre and The Merry Spinster. His third book, Something That May Shock and Discredit You, is out now.

Josh Levin is Slate’s national editor and hosts the sports podcast Hang Up and Listen.

Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.

Laura Miller is a books and culture columnist for Slate and the author of The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia. She also co-edited The Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Authors with Adam Begley.

The Magician’s Book

By Laura Miller. Back Bay Books.

Rebecca Onion is a Slate staff writer.

Justin Peters is a Slate correspondent.

David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura, host of the Political Gabfest, and former editor in chief of Slate. He is the author, most recently, of Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible, based on his “Blogging the Bible” series for Slate.

Doyin Richards is a Care and Feeding columnist. He is a keynote speaker, a bestselling children’s author, founder of the Anti-Racism Fight Club, and a dad who focuses on making life easier for parents all over the world.

Amanda Ripley is the host of How To! She is an investigative journalist and a New York Times bestselling author. Her previous books include The Unthinkable and  The Smartest Kids in the World. She also writes for the Atlantic, Politico, the Washington Post, and other outlets.

Mark Joseph Stern covers courts and the law for Slate.

American Justice 2019: The Roberts Court Arrives

By Mark Joseph Stern. Manchester University Press.

Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Seth Stevenson is a frequent contributor to Slate.

Carl Wilson is Slate’s music critic.