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
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
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,
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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