Summer Brennan is an award-winning journalist who grew up on the rural Northern California coast. She has written for McSweeney’s, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Fitness, Ryot News, Smith Magazine and other publications. As a political writer she works regularly with the United Nations Press Office in New York covering issues related to decolonization, disarmament, human rights and the environment. For the past two years she has led the press team for the UN Disarmament and International Security Committee. In 2012 she served as sole staff reporter for the Pulitzer Prize-winning rural weekly The Point Reyes Light and in 2013-2014 as editor of the region’s other newspaper, the West Marin Citizen.
An artist in her spare time, her paintings have appeared in solo and group exhibitions in New York, California and Vermont. She splits her time between Brooklyn and Point Reyes, California, and is currently writing her first book.
She is represented by Elizabeth Evans at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency in New York.
Above: Summer Brennan with Drakes Estero in the background
photo by Alex Fradkin