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 Guardian, Washington Post, Slate, New York Times Magazine, Atlantic, Times 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:
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 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 Times: London’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
(Almost) everything else can be found here.