Robert Wright Joins The Atlantic’s Website as Senior Editor

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By Chris O'Shea Comment

Robert Wright, a contributor to The Atlantic for more than 20 years and an award-winning author, has been named Senior Editor of TheAtlantic.com. Wright will write for the website’s Voices section, and cover a variety of subjects, including philosophy, politics, foreign policy and religion.

Wright’s most recent book, The Evolution of God, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a New York Times bestseller. In addition to contributing to the Atlantic, Wright has written for publications such as The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineForeign PolicyThe New Republic, and Time.

“Bob is a terrific addition to The Atlantic,” said Bob Cohn, Editorial Director of Atlantic Digital. “He’s a brilliant thinker and first-rate journalist whose analysis will help readers better understand the world swirling around them. He’ll be an important contributor to our coverage of the 2012 election and many other topics.”