John Colapinto

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John Colapinto (born 1958 in Toronto, Canada) has a Master's in English literature from the University of Toronto.

Curriculum vitae

After freelancing for Canadian magazines for four years, he moved to New York in 1989 and wrote for many magazines, including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the New York Times magazine and New York. In 1995 he became a contributing editor at Rolling Stone where he won a National Magazine Award for a story about a medical scandal and expanded the story into a book, As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl, which became a New York Times bestseller. In 2001, he published a novel, About the Author. Since 2006 he has been a staff writer at The New Yorker.[1]


In 2000, Colapinto wrote the New York Times bestseller about the tragic story of David Reimer whose penis was destroyed by non-therapeutic circumcision.[1]


External links


  1. a b REFweb Author page: John Colapinto, Amazon. Retrieved 18 November 2021.