Ted Conover

Ted Conover

Professor

Ted Conover is the author of six books, most recently Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep. His best-known work is Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, an account of his ten months spent working as a corrections officer at New York’s Sing Sing Prison. Newjack won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Conover’s other books include Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails With America’s Hoboes, Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America’s Mexican Migrants, Whiteout: Lost in Aspen, and The Routes of Man: Travels in the Paved World. A summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College, Conover spent two years at Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Amherst and of a Guggenheim Fellowship. In recent years he has taught at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Oregon. He contributes to publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, T Magazine, National Geographic, and others.

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Published Works

The Washington Post
December 3rd, 2021
The story of one New York girl and the precarious lives of the poor
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Harper’s Magazine
August 1st, 2019
The Last Frontier
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Smithsonian Magazine
January 16th, 2018
The Strike That Brought MLK to Memphis
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5280
August 1st, 2017
My South Park
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The New Yorker
November 20th, 2016
A Death on the Tracks
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T Magazine
November 3rd, 2016
The History of Southern Africa, by Train
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Immersion
October 24th, 2016
Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep
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Off Assignment (the detour is in the story)
August 10th, 2016
My Guantanamo, And Theirs
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Harper’s Magazine
October 12th, 2015
Cattle Calls: The Vanishing Breed of the Country Vet
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The New York Times
June 26th, 2015
The Allure of the Prison Break
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Vanity Fair
January 16th, 2015
From Gitmo to an American Supermax, the Horrors of Solitary Confinement
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The New York Times
October 17th, 2014
‘Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson
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Outside
June 10th, 2014
Rolling Nowhere, Part Two
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Harper’s Magazine
May 1st, 2013
The Way of All Flesh
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The New York Times
July 29th, 2012
A Snitch’s Dilemma
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Columbia Journalism Review
May 23rd, 2012
A Master’s Missteps
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The Fair Ophelia
September 30th, 2011
The Fair Ophelia
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The Common
May 18th, 2011
Brown Road
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Routes of Man Paperback
February 6th, 2011
Routes of Man
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Columbia Journalism Review
November 22nd, 2010
Siberian Rhapsody
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Slate
November 22nd, 2010
The Pathetic Newburgh Four
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The Routes of Man
June 1st, 2010
The Routes of Man
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The Nation
December 16th, 2009
Human Traffic
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The Nation
February 4th, 2008
On the Books
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The New York Times
March 11th, 2007
Fuel Lines
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Travel and Leisure
October 1st, 2006
Peru’s Amazon Rainforest
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The New York Times
July 2nd, 2006
Capitalist Roadsters
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The Atlantic
March 1st, 2006
The Checkpoint
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Columbia Journalism Review
January 1st, 2006
Backstage Man
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