About ME

Abigail R. Esman is an award-winning freelance writer based in New York and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with over 20 years experience writing for national and international magazines including Salon.com, Vogue, Esquire (Holland), Town & Country, Art & Auction (where she is a contributing editor), The Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Artnews, and others.

Her reporting on post-9/11 politics in Europe has received world-wide attention, and her articles and essays about art and design have appeared in virtually every major art magazine, some of them being adapted for classroom use. The author of a monthly column for WorldDefenseReview.com, she has also appeared on radio and television news and talk shows throughout the world in connection with her work.

In addition, in 2002, the Economist awarded her essay, "The Dangers of Denial and Disbelief," a reflection on the relationship between domestic violence and terror, the Silver Medal in its Shell/Economist Essay Competition. The co-author of SoHo: A Guide, a Documentary, (Egret Publications, 1987), Vervulde Verlangens (Gratified Desires) (Meulenhoff,1997), and The Complete Idiot's Guide To Designing Your Own Home (Alpha/Penguin, 2007), Esman is also an accomplished editor, translator (Dutch-English), and writing coach. Abigail R. Esman is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, The Association of Art Editors, and is listed in Who's Who Of American Writers.