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Rachel Aviv is an author and staff writer at The New Yorker who writes about a range of subjects, including medical ethics, psychology, criminal justice, and education. She was twice a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Public Interest, and in 2022 she won a National Magazine Award for Profile Writing. A 2019 national fellow at New America, Aviv was a recipient of the 2020 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant for her book Strangers to Ourselves, a "vivid, wrenching, and ambitiously researched [showcase of Aviv's] mastery of psychological portraiture." (Sally Satel, The Washington Post). The New York Times calls Strangers to Ourselves "intimate and revelatory . . . attuned to subtlety and complexity . . . a book-length demonstration of Aviv’s extraordinary ability to hold space for the 'uncertainty, mysteries and doubts of others."