George F. Will is today’s most widely read columnist. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today it appears twice weekly in approximately 400 newspapers in the United States and in Europe. In 1976 he became a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine, for which he provided a bimonthly essay until 2011. Will is a founding panel member on ABC television’s This Week.
In 1977 he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his newspaper columns. Altogether eight collections of Will’s Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being One Man’s America. In 1990 Will published Men At Work: The Craft of Baseball, which topped the New York Times bestseller list for two months and was most recently reissued on April 13, 2010, as a 20th anniversary special edition with a new introduction. In 1998 Scribner published Bunts: Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose and Other Reflections on Baseball, a bestselling collection of new and previously published writings by Will on baseball. Will was a member of Major League Baseball’s Blue Ribbon Panel, examining baseball economics.
Will was born in Champaign, Illinois, and educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut; Oxford University; and Princeton University, where he earned his PhD. He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University, the University of Toronto, and Harvard University. Will served as a staff member in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1972. From 1973 through 1976 he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine. Today Will lives and works in Washington, D.C.