Hi, I am Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein, a freelance essayist, critic, and journalist. I write about the workplace, economic life, New York City, criminal justice and culture. I’ve written for numerous outlets including the Appeal, the Baffler, Harper’s, Insider, Lapham’s Quarterly, Los Angeles Review of Books, Mother Jones, the Nation, New York magazine, the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, and the New Yorker.

In 2020, I was invited to participate in an Atlantic Ideas Festival round table on inclusive economic recovery. My essay “The Emperor’s New Rules” was a finalist for a 2021 Kukula Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Book Reviewing.


Media Appearances

WNPR Colin McEnroe Show, talking about incarcerated content creators on TikTok

Insider‘s The Refresh, talking about the trading platform Robinhood

International Posters of the World (podcast), Ep 10 talking about organizing freelance writers


Follow me on twitter: @robinsreport


email me : robin at robinks.com


robks @ protonmail for encrypted


Represented by Allison Devereux at Trellis Literary Management