Cazart is owned, operated, and occasionally updated by freelance journalist Evan Ratliff, the co-founder of Atavist and a contributor to Wired, The New Yorker, and other magazines.
Evan Ratliff is the co-founder, CEO, and editor of Atavist, a media and software company that produces a digital storytelling platform and an award-winning magazine and e-singles publishing arm, The Atavist.
Evan is also an award-winning journalist and contributing editor at Wired magazine. In addition to Wired, his writing appears in The New Yorker, Outside, National Geographic, and many other publications. He is the co-author of Safe: The Race to Protect Ourselves in a Newly Dangerous World (HarperCollins, 2005), about innovation and counterterrorism. A former fellow at both the International Reporting Project and the Japan Foreign Press Center, he has reported from Russia, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Brazil, and elsewhere on science and technology, the environment, terrorism, politics, and transnational crime.
As a journalist, Evan is a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award and a past winner of the Clark/Payne Award. His 2009 story “Vanish,” about his attempt to disappear and the public’s effort to find him, was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing, and he has been a finalist twice more, as a writer and an editor. His writing has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best of Technology Writing 2006 and 2010, The Best American Magazine Writing 2010, The Best American Nonrequired Writing 2010, and The Best American Science Writing 2012.
On the side, Evan also serves as the story editor for Pop-Up Magazine, the world’s first live magazine and one of the country’s most successful literary events, and is the co-host of the Longform Podcast.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he has a degree in environmental science and policy from Duke University, and currently lives in Brooklyn.