I’m a book critic for NPR, where I used to be the Book News columnist, and I often write about arts and culture for the New York Times and Financial Times. I’ve also written about language, politics, and style for the GuardianWashington Post, Slate, New York Times Magazine, AtlanticTimes 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 about getting into book criticism.

Selected work: 

New York Times Magazine: Everyone wants to ‘influence’ you 

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.

The Atlantic: Sally Rooney’s love under capitalism 

The Atlantic: Ghost Wall shows the cost of nativism 

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 

NPR: The Water Cure Makes Toxic Masculinity Literal

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

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

(Almost) everything else can be found here.