Garret Keizer

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in my work. I’m the author of eight books, the most recent of which are Getting Schooled and Privacy. I am also a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine, a former Guggenheim Fellow, and a freelance writer and lecturer. Much of my writing has to do with matters of politics, religion, and justice.

My Latest Book

Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher

From the book jacket:

Perhaps no profession is so constantly discussed, regulated, and maligned by non-practitioners as teaching. The voices of the teachers themselves are conspicuously missing. Defying the trend, Garret Keizer takes us to school in this arresting account of his return to the same rural Vermont high school where he taught fourteen years ago.

To buy it now: Powell’s; IndieBound; Amazon; Macmillan

Praise for “Getting Schooled”

“Keizer writes eloquently and perceptively… a wonderful book… More than just thoughtful, reasonable, carefully observed, elegantly written and deeply humane—and it is all of these—it is also that rare thing, a work of genuine wisdom.”

Chicago Tribune

“Beautiful.”

The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice)

Writings / Interviews

  1. “A Social Kind of Selfishness”
    Boston Sunday Globe (16 September 2012)
  2. “Left, Right, & Wrong: What’s Missing From the Debate over Values in America”
    Mother Jones (March/April 2005)
  3. “Public or Private, It’s Work”
    The New York Times (25 June 2011)
  4. “When the Snake Became a Man”
    The New Yorker (30 March 2009)
  5. “Why Dogs Go After Mail Carriers”
    Harper’s Magazine (September 2010)
  6. “No Smoke for Camilo”
    Lapham’s Quarterly (Spring 2014)
  7. Interview with Stephen Colbert
    The Colbert Report (6 July 2010)
  8. Interview with Scott Horton
    Harpers.org (17 August 2012)
  9. Interview with June Thomas
    Slate Magazine (30 August 2012)

Recent News

Contact Information

My literary agent is Peter Matson at Sterling Lord Literistic:

65 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 780-6050

My publicist for Getting Schooled is Carolyn O’Keefe.

My publicist for Privacy is Madeline Gobbo.

My publicist for The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want is Nicole Counts.

If you would like to send me a message or inquire about my availability for speaking engagements, please send an email to inquiries [at] garretkeizer [dot] com. Thank you.