has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, McSweeney’s, This American Life, and many others. He is the co-editor of Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs (Crown, 1999); editor of Us: Americans Talk About Love (Faber USA, 2010), and author of Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy (Random House, 2007).
He co-wrote the screenplay for the movie Basquiat. He is a recipient of the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, the Hillman Prize, the Richard J. Margolis Award, and the Harry Chapin Media Award, for reporting on hunger-and poverty-related issues. He was born in Wayzata, Minnesota. He currently lives in New York City.
Us: Americans Talk About Love
Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs
Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy
IN THE PRESS
“In Us: Americans Talk About Love, John Bowe uses first-person accounts to uncover the incredible range of human experiences with love . . . No aspect of lust, greed, need or devotion is ignored . . . It is as compelling as literary fiction . . . but it also functions as a kind of self-help manual, forcing readers to examine their own longings, failings and assumptions about love."