I am a freelance journalist and a book critic interested in the intersections between culture and ideology. Here are some questions I try to answer in my work: What conditions allow people to make art? How do artifacts help people hold on to their heritage? What can words and language tell us about our values?
I often write about arts and culture for the New York Times and Financial Times, and I’m a book critic for NPR. I’ve also written about language, politics, and style in the Guardian, Washington Post, Slate, New York Times Magazine, New Statesman, Times Literary Supplement, Tin House, and other outlets.
You can find me on Twitter here and reach me via email at annalisa.quinn [at] gmail.com.
Here is an interview with me about getting into book criticism.
Financial Times: Is “self-care” a salve or a sham?
New York Times Magazine: What makes something a ‘witch hunt’?
New York Times: London’s radio pirates changed music. Then came the internet.
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: A Musical About Slobodan Milosevic Stirs Memories in Kosovo
(Almost) everything else can be found here.