Eliza Griswold
Eliza Griswold, a contributing writer covering religion, politics, and the environment, has been writing for The New Yorker since 2003. She has written and translated four books of nonfiction and poetry. She is the author, most recently, of “Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America,” a 2018 Times Notable Book and a Times Critics’ Pick, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, in 2019. Griswold has held fellowships at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the New America Foundation, among others, and has been awarded various prizes, including the J. Anthony Lukas Prize, a pen Translation Prize, and the Rome Prize for her poetry. Her second book of poems, “If Men, Then,” will be published in 2020. She is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.
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Campaign Chronicles
The New Republicans of Pennsylvania
Since 2016, the state G.O.P. has added more than a hundred thousand registered voters, while the Democrats have lost eighty thousand. Should Biden be worried?
By Eliza GriswoldSeptember 25, 2020
U.S. Journal
A Community Organizer Takes on White Vigilantism
When armed men attacked Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia, a local activist recognized his neighbor among the mob and decided to confront him.
By Eliza GriswoldSeptember 2, 2020
On Religion
How Black Lives Matter Is Changing the Church
Brenda Salter McNeil used to think that it was not the place of a pastor to talk about systemic racism. Ferguson changed her mind.
By Eliza GriswoldAugust 30, 2020
How the Coronavirus is Killing the Middle Class
As the economic shutdown stretches from weeks to months, many who were already struggling must confront an even more uncertain future.
By Eliza GriswoldMay 14, 2020
On Religion
The Loneliest Holy Week Ever
Christians explore how to follow Jesus’ example while stuck in their homes.
By Eliza GriswoldApril 11, 2020
On Religion
An Imam Leads His Congregation Through the Pandemic
In most states, religious institutions are exempt from shutdowns, and leaders have struggled with whether to close their doors.
By Eliza GriswoldApril 8, 2020
How Do You Shelter in Place When You Don’t Have a Home?
A clinic for homeless people navigates the coronavirus crisis.
By Eliza GriswoldMarch 26, 2020
On Religion
Giving Up Carbon for Lent
Some Christians have made the commitment to limit their consumption in service of the Earth, rather than themselves.
By Eliza GriswoldMarch 23, 2020
On Religion
Richard Rohr Reorders the Universe
The seventy-six-year-old Franciscan friar believes that Christianity isn’t the only path to salvation.
By Eliza GriswoldFebruary 2, 2020
Letter from IndianaNovember 18, 2019 Issue
The New Front Line of the Anti-Abortion Movement
As rural health care flounders, crisis pregnancy centers are gaining ground.
By Eliza GriswoldNovember 11, 2019
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