AnnalisaQuinn

 

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 GuardianWashington 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.

Selected work: 

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

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

New York TimesLondon’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 

NPR: A profile of Philip Pullman 

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

New York Times: Eurovision!

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

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

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

Slate: The terrible power of food in Roald Dahl

(Almost) everything else can be found here.