NOW AVAILABLE from Norton it’s our first Atavist Magazine anthology, with incredible stories from our first five years and an introduction by Susan Orlean.

“Eclectic, never-boring” — Kirkus Reviews

The Atavist Magazine is to digital longform journalism what the first season of “Serial” was to podcasting: a pioneering force for compelling, in-depth storytelling in an age of sound bites, hot takes and clickbait.” — The Chicago Tribune

“The vital collection is sure to win Atavist many new devotees, and is a must for established fans” — Publisher’s Weekly

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Since our launch in 2011, we at The Atavist Magazine have endeavored to combine a certain old-world storytelling sensibility with the cutting edge of digital design and distribution. And to that end, everything we’ve produced has been in pixels, rather than print. But we’ve always believed that the quality of our writers’ command of both prose and narrative would stand in any medium, and we’re fortunate to team up with Norton to produce the first-ever collection of Atavist Magazine work.  

The collection includes Leslie Jamison’s landmark portrait of a lonely whale named “52 Blue,” Matthew Shaer’s harrowing account of a shipwreck during Hurricane Sandy, James Verini’s prize-winning title story of romance and courage in Afghanistan, and many more stories that cut across topic and genre. What binds these pieces together is the keen eye with which their writers capture people and events, and their knack for hooking us into a story and never letting go.

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