Narrative editor

Steven Wilmsen

Steven Wilmsen edits and coaches narrative journalism at the Globe. Projects have won national distinction, including from the American Society of News Editors, the Scripps Howard Foundation and Columbia Journalism School’s Dart Award. “Chasing Bayla,” about a scientist’s quest to save an endangered whale, was a 2015 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He co-writes a Poynter column about narrative journalism and is author of a book, “Silverado,” about President George H. W. Bush’s son Neil and a failed savings and loan where he served on the board. Wilmsen plays bluegrass fiddle, is a fair cook and has a soft spot for wild places. He was born in Texas and grew up in Colorado. He gravitates to stories about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

Latest stories

A Mexican chef preserves tradition, and remembers her mother, by making this one dish

By , Globe Staff

Angela Atenco Lopez prepares the mole of her native Puebla the way she was taught — slowly.

I’m not from Louisiana. I didn’t grow up celebrating Mardi Gras. But here’s why I make gumbo every year.

By , Globe Staff

Sometimes tradition just happens, without any help from heritage or geography.

Recipe: Layer the flavors, darken the roux. Mardi Gras is served.

By , Globe Staff

This recipe, adapted from Paul Prudhomme, puts classic gumbo at your fingertips.

The gospel of Calle

By Meg Murphy and , Globe Correspondent | Globe Staff

She was the sweet, spunky girl who made the family complete. Then with one blurry MRI, she was a 5-year-old with little time left.

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Coyotes blamed for death of a buffalo

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Underage undergrads under a watchful eye

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Vineyard, Nantucket are islands apart

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Historic Groton Inn lost to fire

By Laura J. Nelson , Globe Correspondent