Barrie Hardymon Barrie Hardymon is the Senior Editor at NPR's Weekend Edition, and the lead editor for books.
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Barrie Hardymon, photographed for NPR, 27 July 2019, in Washington DC.
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Barrie Hardymon

Senior Editor, Weekend Edition

Barrie Hardymon is the Senior Editor at NPR's Weekend Edition, and the lead editor for books. You can hear her on the radio talking everything from Middlemarch to middle grade novels, and she's also a frequent panelist on NPR's podcasts It's Been A Minute and Pop Culture Happy Hour. She went to Juilliard to study viola, ended up a cashier at the Strand, and finally got a degree from Johns Hopkins' Writing Seminars which qualified her solely for work in public radio. She lives and reads in Washington, DC.

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