Annalisa Quinn is a London-based writer. She is a book critic for NPR, and regularly contributes reporting and criticism to the New York Times and Financial Times. She has also written about arts, culture, language, and style in the GuardianWashington Post, Slate, 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: 

NPR: A profile of Philip Pullman 

New York Times Magazine: How Did ‘Witch Hunt’ Become the Complaint of the Powerful? 

New York Times: On Rosemarie Koczy, a Holocaust artist who may have invented her past

New York TimesAfter a Promise to Return African Artifacts, France Moves Toward a Plan

NPR: On Michael Wolff’s seamy, satisfying Fire and Fury 

NPR: On The Voyeur’s Motel and Gay Talese’s ethics problem

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

NPR: On Emily Wilson’s Odyssey translation

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

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

Slate: The Wonderful, Terrible Power of Food in Roald Dahl

NPR: An appreciation of The Toast 

Washington Post: On Stephen Greenblatt’s Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

NPR: On Ian McEwan’s Nutshell 

NPR: On Anne Carson’s weird, wild, and luminous Float

(Almost) everything else can be found here.