Aimee Molloy

Brooklyn, NY USA

Professional Experience

I've co-authored four popular non-fiction books, and have written for several national magazines. My co-authoring work includes books with Senator John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry, Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari, human rights activist Pam Cope, and Army Chaplain James Yee. I've also book-doctored two books and have written for the New York Times Magazine, Salon, Huffington Post, Metropolis and others. My work is varied, with a bent toward human rights issues and social justice. I'm equally comfortable interviewing the head of UNICEF as I am a street artist who makes a living creative subversive underground art. I have never missed a deadline (not even on any of my books!), and have a wonderful relationship with every editor I've worked with. I've been sent on reporting trips to West Africa, Southeast Asia, Guantanamo, and several states in the U.S. I am also a very skilled and capable researcher. I'm flexible, easy-going, and always eager to write as much as I can!


Book Author
7 Years
8 Years
15 Years


8 Years
8 Years
Women's Issues
12 Years


Book Publishing Consumer
7 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
8 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Random House (1-2), Grand Central Publishing (1-2), HarperCollins (1-2), Hyperion (1-2), New York Times Magazine (1-2), PublicAffairs (1-2), Metropolis Magazine (1-2), Preservation Magazine (1-2), Huffington Post (1-2), Village Voice (1-2), Architectural Design (1-2), Gotham Gazette (1-2), City Limits (1-2), (3-5), Broadway Books (1-2), Workman Publishing (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Municipal Art Society of New York (10+), Touch A Life Foundation (6-10), New York Landmarks Conservancy (3-5), Rockefeller Fund (3-5)

Other Work History

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, I worked as the Director of Exhibitions and chief curator at a midtown Manhattan gallery. Before that, I was the Director of Research at a Baltimore-based anti-poverty non-profit. I was chosen as a Dean's Scholar at New York University, and worked as a Research Scientist at the Taub Urban Research Center.

Foreign Language Skills

workable Spanish


Freelancers Union

Computer Skills

Word, Quark, Excel


laptop, video camera, tape recorder


References available on request.


Two of my co-authored books have reached the New York Times best seller list. My work has also been featured on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, NPR's Fresh Air, the Leonard Lopate Show, MSNBC Live with Martin Bashir, CNNs Fareed Zakaria GPS, Charlie Rose Show, the OReilly Factor, CNNs The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. It has also received outstanding reviews from the New York Review of Books, the Washington Post Book World, The American Prospect, and other publications. One of my books was chosen by Parade Magazine as a Parade Pick.


Book Writing

Jantsen's Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue and Grace, which I co-authored with Pam Cope, was chosen as a Parade Pick by Parade Magazine.
Review of Then They Came for Me (RandomHouse 2011), which I co-authored with Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari.

Magazine Samples

This article explores the political motivation behind an immigration raid at a leather goods factory in New Bedford, MA.
After spending at week at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, I (comically) offer potential visitors advice on how to get there.
Videos that show homeless people harmed and humiliated are taking reality TV to a new, disturbing level.