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I'm a writer based in Seattle, Washington, where I live with my family on Beacon Hill.

My work has appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine’s The Cut, and been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air. In a previous life I was the staff food writer at Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger.

Like a Mother, my narrative nonfiction book exploring the emerging science and cultural myths of pregnancy, was published in May 2018. It was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR. Currently I’m working on my next project, a book of reported essays about (brown female) bodies.

I’m available for freelance assignments and speaking engagements. Please drop me a line through the Contact page.

You can follow me on instagram: angelagarbes and twitter: agarbes (though I am hardly ever on twitter.) Or subscribe to my monthly(ish) newsletter for updates and new work.