Linda Kinstler

Linda Kinstler is a writer covering European politics, history, and cultural affairs. She is working on a manuscript on the pursuit, assassination, and rehabilitation of a Nazi war criminal.

She is a regular contributor to The Atlantic, and her work has also appeared in The Guardian Long Read, The Washington Post, Longreads, The Economist, The Times Literary Supplement,  Bloomberg Businessweek, and She was previously the managing editor of The New Republic, where she covered the war in Ukraine. She is also a contributing writer for Politico Europe, which she helped launch in Brussels in 2015.

She holds an M.Phil. in European Literatures and Cultures from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, an MA in Research Architecture from Goldsmiths, University of London, where she was a Marshall Scholar. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. She has received numerous academic and journalistic fellowships and awards, including a Pulitzer Crisis Reporting Grant in 2017 to cover Germany’s 21st-century effort to prosecute Nazi criminals; she was also a member of the inaugural class of Google Journalism Fellows.

Her work has been featured on NPR, BBC, CNN, and MSNBC, among others. You can find out more on her website: