Slate Books

A roundup of recent books by Slate staff and contributors.

Rumaan Alam is a Care and Feeding columnist.

That Kind of Mother

By Rumaan Alam. HarperCollins.

Rich and Pretty

By Rumaan Alam. HarperCollins.

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

Marcia Chatelain is co-host of The Waves. She is an associate professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University.

Matthew Dessem is Brow Beat’s nights and weekends editor.

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

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

Benjamin Frisch is a podcast producer at Slate.

The Fun Family

By Benjamin Frisch. Top Shelf Productions.

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.

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.

Joshua Keating is a senior editor at Slate focusing on international news, foreign policy, and social science.

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.

Danny M. Lavery is Slate’s Dear Prudence. 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.

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 Salon.com 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.

Mike Pesca is the host of Slate’s daily podcast The Gist.

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.

Gabriel Roth is Slate’s editorial director for audio.

The Unknowns: A Novel

By Gabriel Roth. Back Bay Books.

Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate.

Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War

By William Saletan. University of California Press.

Tom Scocca is Slate’s politics editor.

Mark Joseph Stern covers courts and the law for Slate.

American Justice 2019: The Roberts Court Arrives

By Mark Joseph Stern. Manchester University Press.

Seth Stevenson is a frequent contributor to Slate.

Carl Wilson is Slate’s music critic.