Wil S. Hylton

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Wil S. Hylton
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BornBaltimore, Maryland
NationalityAmerican
Notable worksVanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II

Wil S. Hylton is an American journalist. He is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine[1] and has published cover stories for The New Yorker,[2] Rolling Stone,[3] Esquire,[4] Harper's,[5] Details, GQ,[6] New York,[7][8] Outside,[9] and many others.

Early life and education[edit]

Hylton was born in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Baltimore City College high school. He enrolled in Kenyon College for a year before being expelled.[10]

Career[edit]

Hylton began publishing articles in The Baltimore Sun as a teenager,[11] and was writing for major magazines by his early twenties.[3][12][4] In 1999 he bicycled across Cuba for Esquire,[13] climbed the Ecuadorean Andes for Details, and wrote about Hugh Hefner for Rolling Stone.[14]

At 24, Hylton was hired as a Contributing Editor at Esquire, where he wrote about the invasion of Afghanistan,[15] attempts to patent the human genome,[16] and the prosecution of alleged nuclear spy Wen Ho Lee.[17] After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Hylton became a Washington Correspondent for GQ, publishing criticism of the war[18][19] and drafting articles of impeachment for Dick Cheney.[20][21] He was the first journalist to interview Joe Darby, the whistleblower at Abu Ghraib prison.[22]

Hylton was hired by The New York Times Magazine as a Contributing Writer in 2010.[1] In October 2011, Hugo Lindgren, editor of The New York Times Magazine, wrote, "By now you should know that when you see Wil's byline on a piece, it doesn't really matter what it's about. Just read it.”[23] Hylton has written for the magazine about bioterrorism,[24] the search for Air France Flight 447,[25] the influence of Breitbart News,[26] and the prosecution of police officers after the death of Freddie Gray.[27] His February 8, 2015 article about the family detention policy to imprison Central American women and children[28] was cited by a federal judge in an injunction to suspend the policy two weeks later.[29] His 2016 profile of the painter Chuck Close was a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Feature Writing.[30]

In 2018, Hylton stated on The Daily that he was conducting secret interviews with the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, who at the time was under house arrest.[31][32]

Hylton is a recipient of the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Journalism by the Medill School of Journalism[33] and his articles have been anthologized in the books "Best Political Writing," "Best Music Writing," and "Best Business Stories."[34] He is a Special Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University[35] and a member of the faculty at the MFA program in creative nonfiction at Goucher College.[36]

Personal life[edit]

Hylton lives in Baltimore; he is divorced with two children.[37]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "A bug in the system : why last night's chicken made you sick". Annals of Food. The New Yorker. 90 (46): 30–35. February 2, 2015.
  • "My cousin was my hero. Until the day he tried to kill me". The New York Times Magazine. May 8, 2019.
The New York Times Magazine
GQ
Harper's
Esquire
The Atlantic

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The New York Times Magazine - Masthead". The New York Times. March 2011.
  2. ^ "Wil S. Hylton". The New Yorker.
  3. ^ a b "Wil S. Hylton". Rolling Stone.
  4. ^ a b "Wil S. Hylton". Esquire.
  5. ^ "Wil S. Hylton | Harper's Magazine". Harper's Magazine.
  6. ^ "Wil S. Hylton - Bio, latest news and articles". GQ.
  7. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (2015-11-02). "Willie Nelson's Crusade to Stop Big Pot". New York Magazine.
  8. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (2015-02-25). "American Deserter: Why AWOL U.S. Soldiers Are Most at Risk in Canada". New York Magazine.
  9. ^ "Search Results". Outside Online.
  10. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/magazine/cousin-kill-me-male-violence.html
  11. ^ Woods, Baynard. "Baltimore writer Wil Hylton goes deep to solve a decades-old mystery". citypaper.com. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  12. ^ "Island of Forbidden Delights". Outside Online. 2004-05-02. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  13. ^ https://classics.esquire.com/article/2000/4/1/cuba-from-tip-to-tail
  14. ^ "Inside the Playboy Mansion with Hugh Hefner". Rolling Stone. 2000-08-30.
  15. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (2002-08-01). "Mazar I Sharif". Esquire.
  16. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (2001-06-01). "Who owns this body?". Esquire.
  17. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (2000-12-01). "Guilty". Esquire.
  18. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (2006-10-31). "The Big, Bad Wolfowitz?". GQ. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  19. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (2006-10-31). "Casualty of War". GQ. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  20. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (2007-02-14). "The People V. Richard Cheney". GQ. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  21. ^ Friedersdorf, Conor (2011-08-30). "Remembering Why Americans Loathe Dick Cheney". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  22. ^ Norris, Michele (2006-08-15). "Abu Ghraib Whistleblower Speaks Out". NPR. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  23. ^ Lindgren, Hugo (2011-10-28). "This Sunday: Excuse Me While I Get Fitted for a Hazmat Suit". The 6th Floor Blog. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  24. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (2011-10-26). "How Ready Are We for Bioterrorism?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  25. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (2011-05-04). "What Happened to Air France Flight 447?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  26. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (2017-08-16). "Down the Breitbart Hole". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  27. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (2016-09-28). "Baltimore vs. Marilyn Mosby". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  28. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (2015-02-04). "The Shame of America's Family Detention Camps". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  29. ^ "Memorandum Opinion" (PDF). ACLU.
  30. ^ "ELLIE AWARDS 2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCED | ASME". asme.magazine.org. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  31. ^ Barbaro, Michael (2018-03-12). "Listen to 'The Daily': House Arrest in Venezuela". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  32. ^ Barbaro, Michael (2018-03-13). "Listen to 'The Daily': Refusing to Stay Silent". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  33. ^ "John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism". Medill Northwestern University. Archived from the original on 2013-08-27.
  34. ^ "Wil Hylton | HuffPost". HuffPost. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  35. ^ "Wil S. Hylton, Special Lecturer | Advanced Academic Programs | Johns Hopkins University". Johns Hopkins University. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  36. ^ "M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction Faculty". Goucher College. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  37. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (8 May 2019). "My Cousin Was My Hero. Until the Day He Tried to Kill Me". Retrieved 9 May 2019 – via NYTimes.com.

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