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Tracy O’Neill

Tracy O’Neill is the author of The Hopeful (Ig, 2015). In 2015, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree, and in 2012 she was awarded the Center for Fiction’s Emerging Writers Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Literary Hub, Guernica, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the Literarian, the Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, Grantland, the Millions, the Butter,,,, and


The Outside-In Fathers

Winter 2016 | Reporting

Perhaps what’s closer to the truth is that single adoptive fathers are a parental rarity, and the social stigma around them displaying overt, touch-based affection is not an issue for mothers or more traditional fathers.