Stephen Heyman

Stephen Heyman is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of journalistic experience. He was previously a features editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine and a staff news assistant on The New York Times's foreign and culture desks. Prior to joining The Times, Stephen was an editorial assistant at Fodor's Travel and a reporting intern and news clerk for The Palm Beach Post. His work has also appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Slate, Vogue, Travel + Leisure, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. His first book, “The Planter of Modern Life,” a biography of novelist and farmer Louis Bromfield, won the IACP Award for literary/historical food writing and was long-listed for the Plutarch Prize for best biography. He lives in Innsbruck, Austria, with his family.

• 20+ years of experience as a writer and editor
• Former features editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine
• Won an IACP Award for literary/historical food writing for his book “The Planter of Modern Life" (W.W. Norton, 2020)
• Named a fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography in 2018
• Won a third-place prize in the 2018 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards for his story "Lost at Sea" for W magazine
• Named a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar in 2018
• Received a bachelor's degree in European cultural studies and French from Brandeis University

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