Ariel Levy

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Ariel Levy is an American staff writer for The New Yorker. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Levy teaches at the Fine Arts Work Center, in Provincetown, Massachusetts, every summer, and was a Visiting Critic at the American Academy in Rome in 2012. Before joining The New Yorker, she was a contributing editor at New York for twelve years.


  • Female Chauvinist Pigs
  • The Best American Essays 2008
  • New York Stories
  • Intercourse

The New Yorker Subjects

Levy's subjects for The New Yorker have included the South African runner Caster Semenya, the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the swimmer Diana Nyad, and Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that brought down the Defense of Marriage Act.


Levy received the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism for her piece “Thanksgiving in Mongolia,” which appears in her 2014 book “Best American Essays”.

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