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Robert Atwan

writer, editor

Robert Atwan is the series editor of The Best American Essays, which he founded in 1986. He has written for *The New York Times*, *The Los Angeles Times*, T*he St. Petersburg Times*, the *Boston Review*, and the *Atlantic Monthly*. He has authored studies of popular culture and has contributed criticism and poetry to the *Iowa Review*, the *Kenyon Review*, the *Denver Quarterly*, and *Image*. Atwan has edited college anthologies, collections of current journalism, political essays, two collections of poetry inspired by the Bible, and contributed introductions to a new series of Shakespeare plays.