Nicolaus Mills is a journalist and professor of American literature at Sarah Lawrence College. He is on the editorial board of Dissent magazine and a member of PEN. He holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. in American studies from Brown University.
Mills is the editor of a series of wide-ranging anthologies. They include The New Journalism, Debating Affirmative Action, Arguing Immigration, and with Michael Walzer, Getting Out: Historical Perspectives on Leaving Iraq. In his journalism Mills has been a contributor to The New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Nation, New Republic, Yale Review, and Daily Beast.
Mills has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies and has appeared on the PBS News Hour.
He is currently working on a book that explores the relationship between Hemingway and Salinger during World War II.