Joe Fassler

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Joe Fassler is the editor of Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process (Penguin, 2017), a collection of interviews with leading authors based on his "By Heart" series for The Atlantic. His first novel, The Sky Was Ours (forthcoming from Penguin, 2024), is a work of speculative fiction about the unintended consequences of technology. 

His award-winning essays and reporting appear or are forthcoming in venues like Bloomberg BusinessweekCatapultCreative NonfictionLongreadsThe Atlantic, and The Best American Food Writing. A 2019 - 2020 Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder, he currently lives in Denver.