Tom Mueller

freelance journalist and author
  • bio

    Tom Mueller is a freelance journalist based in Italy whose first book, the New York Times-bestselling Extra Virginity, is both a love letter to ages-old, family-run, small batch olive oil purveyors and a scathing survey of the widespread global oil fraud that threatens to destroy the entire industry. (He also maintains a comprehensive database on his own site, Truth in Olive Oil.) His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, National Geographic Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, and elsewhere, and has been included in anthologies like Best American Science Writing and Best American Travel Writing.