Above all, I am a writer.
But I am also an audio producer, a photographer, and a videographer. That means I produce nonfiction work in words, in sound, and in image, in print, on the air, and online.
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 next book is in press now with the University of North Carolina Press for publication in March 2019, so the most important thing this site offers is a link to that project: the Lawson Trek, and to my contact email. If this site does not provide what you need, if you want furtherinformation on my books, I suggest my Amazon page; if you want to hear more of my public radio work than you hear on my audio page here, 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 additional 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.
A Delicious Country is Available!
Anyway, for preorder. Click here to preorder A Delicious Country: Rediscovering the Carolinas along the Route of John Lawson's 1700 Expedition directly from its publisher, The University of North Carolina Press. It's based on my work during the Lawson Trek, during which in 2014 and 2015, supported by a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship from MIT, I retraced Lawson's journey. The book comes out in spring 2019, but the website full of cool stuff is up now. If you'd like to see what people are already saying about it, visit its page on this very site, right here.
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.