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Evan Ratliff

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Evan Ratliff is a journalist and the author of "The Mastermind: Drugs, Empire, Murder, Betrayal" (Random House, 2019). He is a two-time National Magazine Award finalist, a two-time Livingston Award finalist, and his feature writing for magazines including Wired, The New Yorker, The Atavist Magazine, and National Geographic has featured in numerous Best American anthologies. He was previously the cofounder and CEO of Atavist, a media and software company, and the editor-in-chief of The Atavist Magazine (both acquired by Automattic in 2018). Under his direction, The Atavist was nominated for nine National Magazine Awards — winning the first award for feature writing ever given to a digital publication — and two Emmys. On the side, he co-hosts the popular Longform Podcast, and co-founded Pop-Up Magazine, one of the country’s most successful live literary events.