Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing

We are excited to announce our newest MasterClass, Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing!

Malcolm Gladwell, known for his non-fiction writing that captivates readers, has been a staff writer at The New Yorker for over two decades and has authored five New York Times Bestsellers: “The Tipping Point,” “Blink,” “Outliers,” “What the Dog Saw,” and “David and Goliath.” Gladwell’s unique style of making unexpected connections across ordinary ideas has compelled millions of readers to devour complex topics like behavioral economics and performance prediction.

In his MasterClass, Gladwell shares the research and writing techniques that have made him a prolific non-fiction writer and master storyteller. Students will learn his approach to finding ideas in unusual places, structuring compelling narratives, and keeping readers engaged through every detail—including the art of the title and the role of semicolons. He also shares career tips for writers amassed over years in the industry—dealing with bad reviews, differentiating yourself as a writer, and identifying your own strengths and weaknesses as a writer.

His class is currently available for pre-enrollment at

“Writing has a higher purpose. It’s part of the way in which we fulfill ourselves as human beings, both in the words that we write and the words that we read. This class is a chance for me to reflect on my career and share the insights I’ve gleaned in a form that my students can use.”—Malcolm Gladwell

“Malcolm isn’t a scientist. He’s a storyteller who has been more effective in popularizing the social sciences than almost anyone else. His mastery is in weaving together facts with dramatic narratives to make any subject not just compelling, but perspective-altering. He’s a masterful writer and storyteller—and simply a brilliant teacher.” —David Rogier, MasterClass CEO and Co-Founder