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Writer, Washington, DC

Holtzbrinck Fellow - Class of Fall 2017

Thomas Chatterton Williams completed his BA in philosophy at Georgetown University and MA in the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University. In 2007, during his graduate studies, he wrote an op-ed entitled “Yes, Blame Hip-Hop,” for the Washington Post, which led to his memoir, Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man’s Escape from the Crowd (Penguin, 2010).


Williams is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, London Review of Books, New Yorker, Atlantic, Smithsonian Journeys, Le Monde, and Harper’s, among other publications.

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