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Richard Babcock

Richard Babcock


Until stepping down in 2011, Richard Babcock was the longtime editor in chief of Chicago magazine. Before that, he spent more than a decade as a top editor at New York magazine. Raised in Woodstock, Illinois, Babcock graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan Law School. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Gioia Diliberto, an acclaimed biographer and novelist. He has taught at Medill, Knox College, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Loyola University Chicago.

Authored Works

Babcock is the author of the best-selling Kindle Singles stories “My Wife’s Story” and “Ah, Rat.” Are You Happy Now? (2012) is Babcock’s third novel, after Martha Calhoun (1988) and Bow’s Boy (2002).