Selected Writing:


Climb Aboard, Ye Who Seek the Truth!Popular Mechanics

  • Winner: 2017 Hearst Editorial Excellence Award (Reporting)

  • Finalist: 2017 National Magazine Award (Feature Writing)

  • Honorable Mention: 2017 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award

  • Notable: Best American Travel Writing 2017

The Last Wild RiverOxford American

  • Winner: 2009 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award

  • Included in Best American Travel Writing 2009

  • Listen to an interview about this piece on American Public Media's "The Story with Dick Gordon"

The Remains: Forensic Anthropology on the U.S.-Mexico Border | Esquire

Dogs of Character (book excerpt) | The Virginia Quarterly Review

The Lost Kids on the Line: Finding Balance in Lebanon's Refugee SettlementsPopular Mechanics

The Emotional Manipulations of Making a Murderer Slate

Born to Be WildOutside

An Ode to Days on the LakeGarden & Gun

True NorthThe New York Times Book Review

Men and Dogs: What's Behind Our 26,000-Year Partnership?Men's Journal

Southern Enemy Number One: Ralph McGill and the Burden of History | Oxford American

The Rapture of the Deep: Diving the Sunken South | Oxford American

We're Safer Without Pit Bull BansThe Los Angeles Times

The American MuckSlate

The Short List: DogsThe New York Times Book Review

Bullish on the Bull CityGarden & Gun