avid Plotz is editor of Slate, the online magazine. Good Book is based on “Blogging the Bible,” a series he did for Slate in 2007. Before becoming editor in 2008, Plotz worked as a staff writer, political columnist, media columnist and as the Washington editor for the magazine.
Plotz also is the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank, published in 2005. He edited The Best of Slate: A Tenth Anniversary Anthology and Backstabbers, Crazed Geniuses, and Animals We Hate, both published in 2006 by Atlas Books.
Before coming to Slate in 1996, Plotz was a writer and editor at the Washington City Paper, D.C.’s free weekly. He has freelanced for many magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Reader’s Digest, Rolling Stone, New Republic, Washington Post and GQ. He has won the National Press Club’s Hume Award for Political Reporting, the Online Journalism Award and the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Writing. He is a National Magazine Award finalist and a three-time Online Journalism Award finalist.
Plotz graduated from Harvard College in 1992. He grew up in Washington, D.C., and lives there now with his wife, journalist Hanna Rosin, and their three children.
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