Hi! I’m an editor at the Boston Globe Magazine. Previously, I was a freelance journalist for the New York Times and Financial Times, and a book critic for NPR.

In the past few years, I’ve written front-page stories about Elvis impersonators, the world’s biggest dictionary, and the people working to reconstruct destroyed Stasi surveillance records. I’ve also met the incarcerated men learning magic tricks by mail, dug into the unexpected life of New York’s plastic bodega bags, visited illegal pirate radio stations in London, taken the world’s longest flight, profiled writers and artists, and written about how language illuminates politics, from “witch hunts” to “influence.” 

From 2020-2022, I was based in Germany on an Arthur F. Burns fellowship and a National Geographic Society grant. Before that, I was based in London.  

Here’s an interview with me about getting into book criticism. And you can find me on Twitter or reach me via email at annalisa.quinn [at] gmail.com.

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