Jon Irwin is a freelance journalist who covers the intersection of gaming, tech, art, and culture. Since 2011 he's written extensively about Nintendo for outlets such as The Atlantic, Kill Screen, Paste Magazine, Variety, the Washington Post, and Inverse. His first book, Super Mario Bros. 2, was published by Boss Fight Books in 2014. Before focusing on games, he wrote about music, sports, wine, and being an ice cream truck driver. He teaches at a small college outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Michigan far too long ago.