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Jessica Bruder

American journalist

Jessica Bruder is an American journalist who writes about subcultures and teaches narrative writing at Columbia Journalism School.[1]

Early life

Bruder grew up in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Amherst College in 2000 and received a master's in journalism from Columbia University in 2005.[2]

Jessica Bruder Early life articles: 3



Bruder has written for The New York Times since 2003.[3] She also writes for WIRED,[4] New York Magazine[5] and Harper's Magazine.[6] Her first book was Burning Book: A Visual History of Burning Man. She also produced the film CamperForce,[7] directed by Brett Story.

For her book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century,[8] she spent months living in a camper van named Van Halen, documenting itinerant Americans who gave up traditional housing to hit the road full-time.[9] The project spanned three years and more than 15,000 miles of driving, from coast to coast and from Mexico to the Canadian border.[10] Named a New York Times 2017 Notable Book,[11] Nomadland won the 2017 Barnes & Noble Discover Award[12] and was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize[13] and the Helen Bernstein Book Award.[14]


In February 2019, Fox Searchlight Pictures announced that her book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, had been optioned by Frances McDormand and Peter Spears for a film, also titled Nomadland. David Strathairn, Linda May and Charlene Swankie joined McDormand in the cast of the film, and Chloé Zhao directed from a screenplay she wrote based on the book. Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Zhao were announced as producers of the film, which Fox Searchlight Pictures planned to distribute.[15]

Jessica Bruder Work articles: 7


  1. ^ "Jessica Bruder | School of Journalism". journalism.columbia.edu. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  2. ^ (June 2018). About the Author (Jessica Burder '00), amherst.edu, Retrieved 5 March 2019
  3. ^ "The New York Times - Search". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  4. ^ "Jessica Bruder | WIRED". www.wired.com. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  5. ^ "NYC Guide to Restaurants, Fashion, Nightlife, Shopping, Politics, Movies". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  6. ^ "Jessica Bruder | Harper's Magazine". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  7. ^ CamperForce (2017), retrieved 2019-02-19
  8. ^ "Nomadland | W.W. Norton & Company". books.wwnorton.com. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  9. ^ Hochschild, Arlie Russell (2017-11-17). "In 'Nomadland,' the Golden Years Are the Wander Years". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  10. ^ "Jessica Bruder | Nantucket Book Festival". Jessica Bruder | Nantucket Book Festival. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  11. ^ "100 Notable Books of 2017". The New York Times. 2017-11-22. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  12. ^ "Barnes & Noble Announces the Winners of the 27th Annual Discover Awards". Barnes & Noble Inc. 2018-03-07. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  13. ^ "Announcing the 2018 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards Winners and Finalists | School of Journalism". journalism.columbia.edu. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  14. ^ "The Bernstein Awards 2018: Meet the Finalists". The New York Public Library. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  15. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (2019-02-12). "Chloé Zhao's 'Nomadland' Starring Frances McDormand Lands at Fox Searchlight". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-02-19.

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