2012 National Magazine Awards Nominees: Feature Writing

Stories by David Grann, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Michael Paterniti and more.
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Every year since 1966, the American Society of Magazine Editors honor the best nonfiction and fiction magazine stories published during the year. Often referred to as the Oscars of magazines, the National Magazine Awards spotlight great writing (and editing), and great writers. Here are the 2012 nominees in the Feature Writing category.

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“Heavenly Father!” “I Love You All!” “I Love Everyone!” “Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!” “I Love All of You!”

On May 22, a three-quarter-mile-wide tornado carved a six-mile-long path through Joplin, Missouri, killing 160. Unable to escape, two dozen strangers sought shelter in a gas station’s walk-in cooler while the funnel ripped apart every building, car, and living thing around. This is their story.

Sep 2011
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The Man Who Sailed His House

Two days after the Japanese tsunami, after the waves had left their destruction, as rescue workers searched the ruins, news came of an almost surreal survival: Miles out at sea, a man was found, alone, riding on nothing but the roof of his house. Michael Paterniti tells his astonishing tale.
GQ
Oct 2011
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You Blow My Mind. Hey, Mickey!

A journey to the flip side of Disney.

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A Murder Foretold

Unraveling the ultimate political conspiracy.

Apr 2011