Mimi Swartz, is a senior executive editor of Texas Monthly magazine and a continuing Op-Ed writer for The New York Times. Overall, Swartz has worked at Texas Monthly for nearly thirty years. Previously, she was a staff writer at The New Yorker and the now defunct Talk magazine. She is a two-time winner and four-time finalist of the National Magazine Award. Her work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Slate, National Geographic, and The New York Times Magazine. Her pieces have also been collected in Best American Political Writing, Best American Sports Writing, and The Stories We Tell: Classic True Tales by America’s Greatest Women Journalists. Swartz grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and now lives in Houston, with her husband John Wilburn. They have a son, Sam.