Paul Wilner

Paul Wilner - Editor

San Francisco, Seaside/Monterey, Marin County

Longtime journalist, critic, poet and editor. Bylines: N.Y. Times, L.A. Times, S.F. Chronicle. Looking for editing help? I'm available.

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Overview

I am a writer, a critic, a teacher and education administrator. An editor of "Night Running,'' a collection of essays published by Wellstone Books and the former longtime editor of the San Francisco Examiner Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle Style section. Devout follower of politics, pop culture and poetry. As a book critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Barnes and Noble Review and Zzyva magazine, I am also a member of the National Book Critics Circle.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
History
Photography
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Literature
Short Story

Certifications

  • National Book Critics Circle

Awards

  • Sunday Magazine awards

Work experience

Freelance journalist/editor

Self-employed
December, 2017 – Present (almost 2 years)

Freelance writer/editor for print and online publications including: San Francisco Chronicle, Monterey County Weekly, Nob Hill Gazette, Voices of Monterey Bay, ZYZZYVA magazine and many others.

Journalist/Editor/Critic/Poet/Educator

Self-employed
December, 2017 – March, 2019 (about 1 year)

Journalist, editor, critic, poet, educator with longtime experience on both coasts, bylines and editing experience for: New York Times, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Hollywood Reporter, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, Monterey County Weekly and many other publications.

Freelance editor/writer/critic

Self-employed
December, 2017 – Present (almost 2 years)

Editor, critic, educator

Self-employed
December, 2017 – Present (almost 2 years)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Night Running: A Book of Essays About Breaking Through

Pete Danko, Kelsey Eiland, Bonnie Ford, Steve Kettmann, Anne Milligan, Emily Mitchell, Joy Russo-Schoenfield, Vanessa Runs, Dahlia Scheindlin, Heather Semb, T.J. Quinn

This daring volume combines the best of writing on running with the appeal of the best literary writing, essays that take in the sights and sounds and smells of real life, of real risk, of real pain and of real elation. Emphasizing female voices, this collection of eleven personal essays set in different countries around the world offers a deep but accessible look at the power of running in ou... read more

This daring volume combines the best of writing on running with the appeal of the best literary writing, essays that take in the sights and sounds and smells of real life, of real risk, of real pain and of real elation. Emphasizing female voices, this collection of eleven personal essays set in different countries around the world offers a deep but accessible look at the power of running in ou... read more

The Best American Sports Writing 1995

Now in its fifth year and well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing rounds up the year with one of America's favorite journalists sitting in the guest editor's chair. Selected from more than 350 American and Canadian newspapers and magazines, the 1995 collection covers a wide variety of sports and sports figures: a humorous commentary of NFL end-zone ce... read more

Now in its fifth year and well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing rounds up the year with one of America's favorite journalists sitting in the guest editor's chair. Selected from more than 350 American and Canadian newspapers and magazines, the 1995 collection covers a wide variety of sports and sports figures: a humorous commentary of NFL end-zone ce... read more

The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement

Susan Ferriss, Ricardo Sandoval

A “vivid, well-documented account of the farmworkers movement”(Philadelphia Inquirer) and its prime mover, Cesar Chavez. Edited by Diana Hembree with a foreword by Gary Soto and essays by Carey McWilliams, Victor Villaseñor, Alfredo Véa, Jr., Peter Matthiessen, Rudolfo Anaya, and others. Black-and-white photographs throughout.

A “vivid, well-documented account of the farmworkers movement”(Philadelphia Inquirer) and its prime mover, Cesar Chavez. Edited by Diana Hembree with a foreword by Gary Soto and essays by Carey McWilliams, Victor Villaseñor, Alfredo Véa, Jr., Peter Matthiessen, Rudolfo Anaya, and others. Black-and-white photographs throughout.

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters

Joan Ryan

In this disturbing book, sports columnist Ryan exposes the tarnish beneath Olympic gold as she reveals heartbreaking stories of the physical and psychological abuse suffered by countless young girls driven to achieve Olympic medals. In harrowing detail, Ryan documents the preponderance of abuse, eating disorders, weakened bones, and damaged psyches that are often the result of intensive traini... read more

In this disturbing book, sports columnist Ryan exposes the tarnish beneath Olympic gold as she reveals heartbreaking stories of the physical and psychological abuse suffered by countless young girls driven to achieve Olympic medals. In harrowing detail, Ryan documents the preponderance of abuse, eating disorders, weakened bones, and damaged psyches that are often the result of intensive traini... read more

The Royal Family: A Novel

William T. Vollmann

A rich, haunting novel of street life in San Francisco’s Mission District, from the National Book Award-winning author of Europe CentralIn The Royal Family, William T. Vollmann uses the story of two brothers to construct a haunting series of parallels between the lives of the dispossessed and the anxious middle class. Henry Tyler is a failing private detective in San Francisco. When the love o... read more

A rich, haunting novel of street life in San Francisco’s Mission District, from the National Book Award-winning author of Europe CentralIn The Royal Family, William T. Vollmann uses the story of two brothers to construct a haunting series of parallels between the lives of the dispossessed and the anxious middle class. Henry Tyler is a failing private detective in San Francisco. When the love o... read more

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