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Daniel Mendelsohn

literary critic

Daniel Mendelsohn is a cultural critic whose reviews and essays on literary and cultural subjects appear regularly in numerous publications, including *The New Yorker* and *The New York Review of Books*. His previous books include the collection of critical essays How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken, the memoir *The Elusive Embrace*, a *New York Times* Notable Book of the Year and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and the international bestseller *The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million*, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Prix Médicis, and many other honors. Mr. Mendelsohn is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Citation for Excellence in Reviewing and the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. He teaches at Bard College.