Rachel Aviv

Rachel Aviv headshot

Rachel Aviv has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2013. She has written for the magazine about a range of subjects, including medicine, education, and criminal justice. She was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Public Interest for a story about elderly people stripped of their legal rights. She was a 2019 New America National Fellow and a 2020 recipient of a Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant for a book she’s writing about mental illness. She lives in Brooklyn.

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