His most recent book, This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers, published in February 2020, builds on his 2015 National Magazine Award-winning story for GQ “Inside the Iron Closet,” on Russia’s anti-LGBTQ crusade. His other books include Killing the Buddha; Believer, Beware; Sweet Heaven When I Die; and Radiant Truths. Sharlet is associate professor of literary journalism and English at Dartmouth College and a contributing editor or contributor to magazines such as The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Harper’s, VQR and others.
Far-right American pundit Ann Coulter has named him one of the stupidest journalists in America.
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