Hi! I’m a book critic for NPR 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, and other outlets

At the moment, I’m in Munich reporting on the German response to COVID-19, thanks to a grant from the National Geographic Society.

You can find me on Twitter here and reach me via email at annalisa.quinn [at] gmail.com.

And here is an interview with me about getting into book criticism.

Selected recent work: 

Boston Globe Magazine: We Could Have Had This, Too (on Germany’s response to the pandemic)

New York Times: In Prison, Learning Magic by Mail 

New York Times: Goodbye, Plastic Bags

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

New York Times: Latin Dictionary’s Journey: A to Zythum in 125 Years (and Counting)

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.

Financial Times: On board the world’s longest flight

The Atlantic: Sally Rooney’s love under capitalism 

The Atlantic: Ghost Wall shows the human cost of nativism 

New York Times: The Holocaust artist Rosemarie Koczy may have invented her past

NPR: A profile of Philip Pullman 

(Almost) everything else can be found here.