Andrew Sullivan

Monday, July 10, 2017

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Author, The Conservative Soul

Andrew Sullivan is a contributing editor at New York, a blogger and an author known for his provocative, astute political and social commentary. 

From 2000 to 2015, Sullivan chronicled every major political and cultural moment in real time on his blog, The Dish, which called both Time and The Atlantic home before Sullivan began running it independently. Sullivan began his career with The New Republic in 1986, serving as its youngest editor-in-chief from 1991 to 1996. While at The New Republic, he was named Editor of the Year by Adweek and received multiple National Magazine Awards. After working for Time and The New York Times Magazine, he served as a senior editor for The Atlantic.

After retiring The Dish and from blogging in 2015, Sullivan joined New York magazine in 2016, and has since covered both conventions, in addition to politics and culture. He recently announced two new books: Keeping the Faith, a spiritual memoir about the future and meaning of Christianity in the 21st Century, and a 30-year retrospective of essays, reviews and posts titled Thinking Out Loud.

Sullivan is the author of The Conservative Soul: Fundamentalism, Freedom and the Future of the Right. An openly gay, practicing Roman Catholic, he was one of the earliest activists for same-sex marriage. He set the gay rights movement’s agenda for the following two decades with the landmark works: 1995’s “Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality” and 1989’s “Here Comes the Groom: A (Conservative) Case for Gay Marriage.”

Sullivan is a graduate of Oxford University and Harvard University, where he received his PhD.