Robert Vare Bio

Robert Vare is the editor at large of The Atlantic Monthly. He has previously been the articles editor at both The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine and an assistant managing editor at Rolling Stone. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, he has taught narrative nonfiction writing at Harvard, Yale, and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and his writing has appeared in many national publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Sports Illustrated, as well as on the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2004, he was the editor of “Things Worth Fighting For,” a collection of the work of his close friend and colleague, Michael Kelly, the journalist who was killed while on assignment for The Atlantic in the early days of the Iraq War. That collection, for which Vare also wrote the foreword, was not only well and widely reviewed (The Wall Street Journal, Ron Rosenbaum in The New York Observer, Thomas Mallon in GQ), but also the subject of numerous feature pieces in print (The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Vogue), television (Good Morning America, The O’Reilly Factor), and radio (Scott Simon, NPR).