Staff Writer

Neil Swidey

Neil Swidey is a staff writer for the Boston Globe Magazine, where he writes in-depth narratives on a wide range of subjects. He is the author of “Trapped Under the Sea”, which was named one of the best books of 2014 by Amazon and Booklist, and “The Assist”, which was named one of the best books of 2008 by the Washington Post. He was also a coauthor of “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy”. His Globe writing has won numerous national awards and been featured in The Best American Science Writing, The Best American Crime Writing, and The Best American Political Writing.

Latest stories

Magazine | A nonfiction novella

Sex, spies, and the national anthem: The BSO scandal you’ve never heard of

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One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.

Magazine | A nonfiction novella

He put the BSO on the map — then he landed in a world of trouble

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One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.

Globe Magazine

If the elites go down, we’re all in trouble

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Self-proclaimed populists love to blame “over-educated know-it-alls” for the government’s ills. Now the scapegoating has taken a dangerous turn.

Perspective | Magazine

Would my immigrant grandparents (and yours) make it into the US today?

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Neil Swidey writes that those who signed up for DACA have the same grit, resilience, and affection for their country as his immigrant grandfathers.