-- Michael Noer
  Executive Editor, Forbes
-- Ed Lempinen
  Former News Editor, Salon.com
  (Excerpt from nomination for the Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism, 2004)
Abigail R. Esman is an award-winning essayist, journalist, columnist and author based in New York and The Netherlands,
with over 25 years experience writing for national and international publications. Her reporting on post-9/11 politics in Europe
has received world-wide attention, and her articles and essays about art and design have appeared in virtually every major
art magazine, some of them being adapted for classroom use.

The author, most recently, of
Rage: Narcissism, Patriarchy and the Culture of Terrorism (Potomac, 2020), she is also the author of Radical State: How Jihad is Winning Over Democracy in the West (Praeger, 2010). In addition, she is a former columnist at Forbes.com and contributing editor at Art & Auction;  she currently contributes regularly to the New York Times, 1st Dibs, and the Investigative Project on Terrorism, among others.

Esman’s work has also appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Christian Science Monitor; Foreign Policy, the New Republic, Politico, and Forbes; and Vogue, Esquire (Holland), Town & Country, Artnews, CNN.com and others.

In addition, in 2002, the Economist awarded her essay, "The Dangers of Denial and Disbelief," a reflection on the relationship between domestic violence and terror, the Silver Medal in its Shell/Economist Essay Competition. In 2007, she also received the Gold National Health Information award for a series of articles on domestic abuse.

The co-author of SoHo: A Guide, a Documentary, (Egret Publications, 1987), Vervulde Verlangens (Gratified Desires) (Meulenhoff, 1997), and The Complete Idiot's Guide To Designing Your Own Home (Alpha/Penguin, 2007) and contributor to numerous artist catalogues, Esman is also an accomplished editor, translator (Dutch-English), and writing coach.

She has also appeared on radio and television news and talk shows throughout the world in connection with her work.

Abigail R. Esman is a member of the American Society of News Editors, The Association of Opinion Journalists, and is a Member of the Council of Scholars, Scholars For Peace in the Middle East.

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