drew magary

The Hike

In his second novel, Drew Magary shares some characteristics with the protagonist — they’re both Marylanders by way of Minnesota with a wife and three kids. But in this modern, fantasy take on the Odyssey, none of the rules of our dimension apply. What The Hike shares with his first novel, The Postmortal, is a keen eye for action and a deep understanding of human needs, fears and longing. Magary, a correspondent for GQ and a columnist for Deadspin, has written three other books, but is maybe most proud to be a Chopped champion.

One of my favorite writers working today is Drew Magary, a columnist for Deadspin and Gawker and a GQ correspondent. In Magary style, I often joke – in all caps, of course — that he is the TWAIN OF OUR TIMES. In the age of Tweets, Magary thrives on long form prose that is nakedly honest and blisteringly funny.