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Bill Hayes

The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction (2013-14), Bill Hayes is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and the author of the books The Anatomist, Five Quarts, and Sleep Demons. He is now at work on two books, both forthcoming from Bloomsbury: Sweat: A History of Exercise and Insomniac City, a collection of essays about New York.


Why Iceland

April 26, 2013 | Essays

  I’ve just returned from my third trip to Iceland in a year. When this comes up in conversation, I am inevitably and understandably asked why—what takes me there? It’s not business; yet vacation doesn’t seem the right word either. The [...]