I produce nonfiction work in print and online: in words, in sound, and in image,
in both legacy and electronic media.
Greetings, seekers. Websites are like universities, airports and hospitals: ceaselessly under construction. Welcome, then, to the always-changing website of writer Scott Huler. It replaces an old website that had finally become such a hot mess that I took it down -- that is to say, when after a brief outage its host failed to maintain the content, I allowed it to die.
So please find here the most basic of pages, which I hope is yet useful: a few words about me and above all directions to my work in its various forms.
I am a writer of nonfiction -- my seventh book is in press now with the University of North Carolina Press for publication in spring 2019, so the most important thing this page offers is a link to that project: the Lawson Trek, and to my contact email. If this page does not provide what you need, if you want information on my books, I suggest my Amazon page; if you want to hear some of my public radio work, I suggest my NPR page, though here's a link directly to my best radio piece ever, I think (from the wonderful Splendid Table). For various video pieces, try here, and for multimedia try here. For pure writing work, here are links to my more recent work in Tablet Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, Our State Magazine, and Walter Magazine. And here's some work from Scientific American and Slate.
And I'm currently senior writer at Duke Magazine, with an archive of my work here.
I served as 2011 Piedmont Laureate and I was a 2002-2003 Knight-Wallace Fellow at Michigan and a 2014-2015 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.
I hope you can find what you need on this site, and I hope you let me know if there's something you can't find.
Here's something I've done recently:
I was proud to publish this piece in Tablet Magazine about my son's bar mitzvah, during a moment of rising anti-Semitism.
Here's the Lawson Trek! Book coming in spring 2019, but website full of cool stuff is up now.