Caitlin Flanagan/Biography

Caitlin Flanagan
Caitlin Flanagan  

Caitlin Flanagan, a contributing editor of The Atlantic Monthly, began her magazine-writing career, in 2001, with a series of extended book reviews about the conflicts at the very heart of modern life—specifically, modern domestic life as it is lived by professional-class women. Flanagan has quickly established herself as a highly entertaining social critic unafraid to take on self-indulgence and political correctness, and her reviews provide penetrating and witheringly funny observations about the sexes and their discontents.

Flanagan's Atlantic reviews have been named as finalists for the National Magazine Award three times, and her article "Confessions of a Prep School College Counselor," which ran in September 2001, was included in the 2002 compilation of Best American Magazine Writing. Her work has also been included in Best American Essays 2003 and Best American Magazine Writing 2003. She is at work on To Hell with All That—an exploration, based on her Atlantic articles, of the lives of modern women, which will be published by Little, Brown.

Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Flanagan earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Virginia. She now lives in California, where she spends her time writing and raising twins.

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