David Owen (author)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

David Owen (born February 14, 1955) is an American journalist and author.


David Owen grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated from The Pembroke-Country Day School in 1973. He attended Colorado College, then transferred to Harvard University, where he was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon, as was his future wife, Ann Hodgman. He graduated from Harvard in 1978 with a degree in English.


Owen has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1991[1] and a contributing editor of Golf Digest since 1995; previously he was a contributing editor of The Atlantic Monthly and a senior writer for Harper's Magazine.[2] For six years he was a regular columnist for Home Magazine. He was also a contributing editor and columnist for Spy.

Owen won an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship in 1984 to research and write about standardized testing in the American education system.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Owen lives in Washington, Connecticut with his wife, Ann Hodgman. They have two children, both writers: Laura Hazard Owen and John Bailey Owen.



Essays and reporting


External links[edit]