About

Craig Fehrman is a freelance writer. He’s written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Slate, among others, and been interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. (You can find a full archive of his work here.) He’s also working on a book about presidents and their books for Simon & Schuster, to be published in 2015.

Craig grew up in Dillsboro, Indiana, and graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2007. He spent six years in Connecticut, working on a Ph.D. in English at Yale University. But now he’s back in Indiana, living in Bloomington with his wife, Candice, who works in publishing.

15 Responses to About

  1. Mitch Harden says:

    Really? Dillsboro? Really!?

  2. C. Beckley says:

    Hi Craig..Saw your granddad at Lowe’s and got the catchup on you and your siblings.
    Amazing where you landed…have a sister in Stratford…
    Mrs. Beckley

  3. Mike Zhu says:

    I like your article “Osama Bin Laden’s death: The millennials have a moment”. I am from Trinity College CT.

  4. Ben Colalillo says:

    Your from Indiana. You could never, nor would I expect you, to ever understand the impacts of 9/11 on someone from the New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut area.

    • I grant you that point, Ben. But there were Millennials (if you’re replying to my Millennials and bin Laden story) celebrating at Penn State, Ohio State, Arizona State — all over the country. It was more than an East Coast thing.

  5. As an avid student of our nation’s beginnings, I just read with great interest your article, “Thomas Jefferson’s Cut and Paste Bible” written for the LA Timnes and published in our Vermont Standard News. I am a supporter of the national write-in campaign of Barbara Lacy for President and one thing she clearly defines and addresses is the role of religion in politics. “Removing the Flak to Reveal the Real Issue.” You can read this and her other articles and statements at http://www.barbaralacy.org. As a writer and reporter, this is something you should see!

  6. Ryan says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed your piece on DFW. I have devoured his work and always gravitated towards his essays; his sisters quote about his non-fiction being fanciful really resonates. I’m curious if you’d share resources for his letters – I think the glimpse into his correspondence with Franzen, Green, Lipsky, et al would be critical in understanding and objectively evaluating the subjects raised in the biography. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    • Hey Ryan,

      Thanks for reading the essay. You should read Lipsky’s whole book, as the two talk a ton about Wallace’s nonfiction. You should read Max’s bio, too, as it includes plenty of excerpts from the letters. In an interview on The Awl Max says he had 850 pages of letters, and I’m sure we’ll see a collection of those at some point. The only other thing I would say is to just Google around. A few months back, for example, Harper’s ran a letter Wallace wrote to a group of students in a nonfiction class at Yale. You can find quite a few things like that, plus lots of postcards, which Wallace was oddly fond of.

      Best,
      Craig

  7. Hey Craig! Hope all is well. We talked/communicated last summer about Cage the Elephant and the Bowling Green music scene after you came across my blog. Just wondered if anything was ever published or if you were still in the process of working on that project. Thanks-

  8. Kevin Lynch says:

    Congrats on the recent article in the times. I also heard your interview on WLW today. Enjoyed your comments about life in Dearborn County. As a County Commissioner, I work to promote Dearborn County every day and your comments today are just the type of unprovoked promotion we thrive for. I welcome the day when you and your family return to the best community In the country. Thanks

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