I’m a book critic for NPR, where I used to be the Book News columnist, and I 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 recent 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’? 

Financial Times: Visiting galleries one painting at a time with Hisham Matar

New York TimesLondon’s radio pirates changed music. Then came the internet.

Financial Times: On the world’s longest flight

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

NPR: A profile of Philip Pullman 

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

(Almost) everything else can be found here.