J.R. Sullivan

J.R. Sullivan

Contributing Writer

J.R. Sullivan joined the staff of Field & Stream in 2015 as an associate editor. During his time at the brand, he primarily edited and wrote stories about conservation and public lands, including the 2017 feature “This Was Your Land,” which The New York Times touted for effectively arguing why federal wilderness should remain in public control. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Time, USA Today, and Garden & Gun, among other outlets. He now covers finance for Wealthsimple Magazine. He lives in Nashville.

Highlights

Experience

Sullivan covered the Department of the Interior closely while on staff at Field & Stream, and wrote several long features, most notably “The Shipwreck of San Leon” and “The Vanishing.” In 2018, Sullivan—who remains a contributing writer for Field & Stream—left for Men’s Journal, where he wrote about, well, a bunch of stuff: feral hogs, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, hypercompetitive pinball players. His forthcoming book expands on a Men’s Journal story about a disaster at a TVA power plant.

Education

Sullivan attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he studied English.

F&S Lightning Round

Favorite Place to Fish: Blackfoot River Favorite F&S story: “Boxes” by Ted Trueblood, because it’s so odd and would never get published in print today. Bill Heavey’s “People of the Caribou” is also pretty good.

Notable Work

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Fire and Steel: The Life of a Steelhead Guide

Fire and Steel: The Life of a Steelhead Guide

F&S Classics: The Vanishing

F&S Classics: The Vanishing

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Secret Tapes Reveal Pebble Mine Dig Could Last 200 Years

Has President Trump Kept His Word to Hunters and Gun Owners?

Has President Trump Kept His Word to Hunters and Gun Owners?

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A Place to Escape: The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

A Place to Escape: The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

The Real Protectors of Public Land

The Real Protectors of Public Land

Making Sense of the National Monument Debate

Making Sense of the National Monument Debate