Wil S. Hylton

Wil S. Hylton is an American journalist. He is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine.[1] His book Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II was released in November 2013 from Riverhead Books.


Hylton was born in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Baltimore City College high school.


Hylton began publishing articles in The Baltimore Sun as a teenager. He spent half of each day in high school and half at the newspaper, covering offbeat topics like troll dolls[2] and lion tamers,[3] before taking a job at Baltimore magazine as a staff writer.[4]

In addition to The New York Times and GQ, his articles have been published in Harper's,[5] Esquire,[6] and Rolling Stone, and have been anthologized in several "Best of" collections.[7] In 2004, he was awarded the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Journalism by the Medill School of Journalism.[8]

Hylton has been described as having "rambling interests."[9] In October 2011, Hugo Lindgren, editor of The New York Times Magazine, wrote, "By now you should know that when you see Wil’s byline on a piece, it doesn’t really matter what it’s about. Just read it."[10]

Hylton is a Visiting Writer at Johns Hopkins University.[11]

Personal life

Hylton lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his family.

Select articles

The New York Times Magazine




External links


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