Wil S. Hylton

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Wil S. Hylton is an American journalist. He is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine.[1] His book Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II was released in November 2013 from Riverhead Books.

Biography[edit]

Hylton was born in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Baltimore City College high school.

Career[edit]

Hylton began publishing articles in The Baltimore Sun as a teenager. He spent half of each day in high school and half at the newspaper, covering offbeat topics like troll dolls[2] and lion tamers,[3] before taking a job at Baltimore magazine as a staff writer.[4]

In addition to The New York Times and GQ, his articles have been published in Harper's,[5] Esquire,[6] and Rolling Stone, and have been anthologized in several "Best of" collections.[7] In 2004, he was awarded the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Journalism by the Medill School of Journalism.[8]

Hylton has been described as having "rambling interests."[9] 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."[10]

Hylton is a Visiting Writer at Johns Hopkins University.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Hylton lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his family.

Select articles[edit]

The New York Times Magazine

GQ

Harper's

Esquire

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