Evgenia Peretz has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair since 1999, covering a wide range of topics. A frequent profiler, she has written about dozens of intriguing figures in politics, media, Hollywood, and the arts, including Silvio Berlusconi, Francois Hollande, Megyn Kelly, Al Gore, Sally Quinn, Dinesh D’Souza, Chelsea Clinton, James Frey, Nan and Gay Talese, and Melania Trump. Her article about President Bush’s presence in Texas, “High Noon in Crawford,” appeared in The Best American Political Writing 2006. Her 2014 essay on Donna Tartt, “It’s Tartt, But Is It Art?” is included in the anthologyVanity Fair’s Writers on Writers (2016).
Also a screenwriter, Evgenia co-wrote the current film Juliet, Naked, an adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel, and Our Idiot Brother (2011). She executive produced the documentary Theo Who Lived (2016) about freelance journalist Theo Padnos, who was held captive by Al Qaeda for two years (now on Netflix). Evgenia has a BA in Fine Arts from Harvard College and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University.