is a book author and freelance journalist with articles in the New York Times
, the Los Angeles Times
, The New Yorker
, and others. His first book, Genie, a Scientific Tragedy
, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle
Award and awarded with the Whiting Writers' Award
. Rymer is also author of two books about American Beach
- American Beach: a Saga of Race, Wealth, and Memory
and American Beach: How "Progress" Robbed a Black Town--and Nation--of History, Wealth, and Power
His books center around the subjects of American Beach, Florida and the Lewis-Betsch family - specifically Abraham Lincoln Lewis and MaVynee Betsch.
From 2005 to 2006 Rymer served as editor-in-chief of Mother Jones magazine. He lives with fellow author Susan Faludi.
July 2005 biography from Mother Jones Radio