Annalisa Quinn is a London-based writer. She is a book critic for NPR, and has written about arts, culture, language, and style in the Guardian, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, New York Times Book Review, Slate, Financial TimesNew Statesman, and other outlets

You can follow her on Twitter here and reach her via email at annalisa.quinn [at]

Selected work: 

NPR: A profile of Philip Pullman 

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

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

Financial Times: On Americana under Trump

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

NPR: On “iGen,” millenials, and intergenerational anxiety

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

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

NPR: On Ben Lerner’s irresponsible Hatred of Poetry

NPR: An essay on murder, the media, and Maggie Nelson’s The Red Parts

The GuardianAn essay on fat, internet trolls, and Lindy West’s Shrill

(Almost) everything else can be found here.