Annalisa Quinn is a critic and reporter. She often writes about arts and culture for the New York Times and Financial Times, and is a book critic for NPR. She has also written about language, politics, and style in the GuardianWashington Post, Slate, New York Times Magazine, New Statesman, Times Literary Supplement, Tin House, and other outlets

You can follow her on Twitter here and reach her via email at annalisa.quinn [at]

Read an interview with her about book criticism here.

Selected work: 

Financial Times: Is “self-care” a salve or a sham? 

NPR: A profile of Philip Pullman 

New York Times Magazine: What makes a ‘witch hunt’? 

New York Times: The Holocaust artist Rosemarie Koczy may have invented her past

Tin House: On food in myth 

New York Times: Eurovision!

New York Times: The strange story of Chopin’s pickled heart

NPR: A review of Michael Wolff’s seamy, satisfying Fire and Fury 

Financial Times: On Americana under Trump

New York Times: A Musical About Slobodan Milosevic Stirs Memories in Kosovo

NPR: On Deb Olin Unferth’s Wait Till You See Me Dance

NPR: On iGen, millenials, and intergenerational anxiety

New York Times Book Review: On Courtney Maum’s Touch

Slate: The terrible power of food in Roald Dahl

NPR: An appreciation of The Toast 

(Almost) everything else can be found here.