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 Standard, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, the Christian Science Monitor, Guernica, Roads & Kingdoms, The 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 nearly two years living in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho – the subject of his forthcoming book, Everything Lost Is Found Again (Dzanc Books), which won the Dzanc/Disquiet Open Borders Book Prize in 2017.