1. Bio

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Will McGrath has worked as a reporter, homeless shelter caseworker, public radio producer, UPS truck loader, Burger King chicken sandwich mayo-applicator, ghostwriter, and ghost-editor, in slightly different order.

In 2014 he won the Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction and in 2015 he won both the SER Narrative Nonfiction Prize and the BWR Nonfiction Prize.  He has written for Pacific StandardThe Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, the Christian Science Monitor, Guernica, Roads & KingdomsThe Morning News, and other fine publications.  His writing has been translated into Chinese, Hungarian, and Japanese.  It also occasionally makes its way into English, transcribed from highly suspect nooks and crannies in his cerebrum.

McGrath spent twenty months living in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho – the subject of a book in progress.  Think Bruce Chatwin’s In Patagonia, but with more dirty jokes.

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