Best of Boston

BEST Writer

1995 BEST Writer, Freelance, Nightmare

Maria Karagianis

Maria Karagianis did a nice job on a story for the Globe about an orphan who was admitted to Harvard. Then there was that thing about the orphan having bludgeoned her mom to death with a candlestick. Details, details. read more»

1995 BEST Writer, Fiction

Susan Power

The Grass Dancer was Power’s lyrical 1994 debut; it didn’t take long for this young Cambridge writer to get noticed (George Plimpton has already bestowed his imprimatur). read more»

1989 BEST Writer

Fidelity’s Peter Lynch, managed of the Magellan Fund, spilled his secrets in One Up on Wall Street.

His argument that a little guy can pick stocks successfully simply by being observant is controversial. But someone who can write that he regrets letting the crash of 1987 ruin a good vacation definitely deserves attention. read more»

1988 BEST Writer, Political, Local

Jonathan Wells, Boston Herald

Thrown into the State House breech created by the defection to the Globe of the semilegendary Frank Phillips last year, Wells regularly whacks the veteran along with the rest of the Gray Lady’s somnolent State House bureau. read more»

1988 BEST Writer, Political, Campaign

John Aloysius Farrell, Boston Globe

Despite the pompous triple-barreled byline (does anybody at the Globe not have a middle name?), Farrell has written some of the smartest, sharpest, and most stylish stuff on the presidential campaign trail. read more»

1988 BEST Writer, Sports

Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald

This rising star now writes the Best basketball-game stories in town, especially since Bob Ryan obviously has loftier aspirations than merely keeping his eye on the ball for the fans—like writing the aforementioned book. read more»

1987 BEST Writer, New

Stephen McCauley

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1983 BEST Writer, Editorial

Martin Nolan, Boston Globe

But Amos Force he’s not. read more»

1979 BEST Writer, Fiction, New

John Sayles

His collection of short stories reads like reality. read more»