Tori Marlan is an award-winning independent journalist whose stories expose abuses of power, illuminate subcultures, and profile fascinating but unheralded people (inventors, street artists, a disillusioned army interrogator, those on seemingly inexplicable missions).
Her work has been published by many outlets, including The Atavist Magazine, BuzzFeed News, The Seattle Times, the Texas Observer, Pacific Standard, The Marshall Project, The Appeal, and The Walrus Magazine. It has also been featured on CBC Radio, This American Life, Weekend America, and the Tablet Magazine podcast Vox Tablet.
She was previously a staff writer for the Chicago Reader, specializing in immersion journalism. In 2006, she received a fellowship from the Alicia Patterson Foundation to write about detained child immigrants.
She now lives in Seattle.