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June, 2018

Who Will Speak for America

In Who Will Speak for America?, 44 writers attempt to make sense and respond to our national crisis. My piece, "Three Days," addresses the wild acceleration of the news cycle, which has sown confusion, indifference and forgetfulness about the events of the immediate past. The book launches Tuesday, June 26 in Philadelphia.

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May, 2018

Darwin’s Ghosts

A preposterous, misguided novel. My review of Darwin's Ghosts in the New York Times.

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February, 2018

Savages

In a new thriller from France, conspirators attempt to kill the "French Obama," the country's first Muslim candidate. I review Savages in the Financial Times.

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October, 2017

Mihail Sebastian

The rhetoric is "idiotic," but "the point is to shake the country up a bit." I review For Two Thousand Years in the New York Times.

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July, 2017

Thoreau review

A splendid new biography of Henry David Thoreau. My review for the Financial Times.

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July, 2017

Flights review

"A thing in motion will always be better than a thing at rest." I review Olga Tokarczuk's Flights for the Financial Times

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June, 2017

Il Cartello

Il Cartello asks me to draw some parallels between the current moment and the one in which I wrote A Disorder Peculiar to the Country.

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April, 2017

Spaceman of Bohemia

I review a novel about the first Czech astronaut, Spaceman of Bohemia, for the Financial Times.

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March, 2017

The Book That Changed America

When Darwin's Origin came to America. My review in the Financial Times.

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February, 2017

Grossman review

I review Israeli writer David Grossman's novel about a comically unfunny standup comic, A Horse Walks into a Bar. in the Washington Post.

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