About James McWilliams


I’m an historian and writer based in Austin, Texas.  My books include Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly (Little, Brown) and A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America (Columbia University Press).

My writing on food, agriculture, and animals has appeared in The Paris Review daily, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s, The Washington Post, Slate, The American Scholar, Texas Monthly, The Atlantic, and The Texas Observer. I’m a regular columnist at Pacific Standard. My literary non-fiction has appeared in The Millions, Quarterly Conversation, The New York Times Book Review, and The Hedgehog Review (summer 2015).

I am not on Facebook, but I tweet @the_pitchfork.

List of Publications (updated April 2, 2015): McWilliams Bibliography