Annalisa Quinn

Annalisa Quinn appears in the following:

Rowling's Magic Needs No Spells In 'Career Of Evil'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

In her third outing as crime novelist Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling hits her stride with a fluid, complex mystery. Reviewer Annalisa Quinn says she excels at depicting evil, ordinary or otherwise.


In 'Gap Of Time,' Shakespeare Is Updated, But Not Upstaged

Friday, October 09, 2015

Jeanette Winterson's retelling of The Winter's Tale includes hedge fund managers and a New Orleans setting. But critic Annalisa Quinn says the book doesn't quite stand on its own.


Fat Is Not A Four-Letter Word In 'Dietland'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

There are different kinds of fat people in literature — funny or comforting, sometimes despicable. But Sarai Walker's Dietland gives us a new fat protagonist — complex, compelling and dangerous.


The Ecstatic, Erotic Joy Of Reading 'Girl In The Dark'

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Anna Lyndsey's pseudonymous memoir of her severe light sensitivity is full of rich, sensuous language, all grounded in the ever-present limits of a body that keeps her to the margins of normal life.


The Daily Texture Of Life Becomes Art In 'The First Bad Man'

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Miranda July's new novel The First Bad Man defies neat summaries; reviewer Annalisa Quinn calls July "a master of the intimate weirdnesses of human thought," who treats dusty mental corners with care.


There's More To Asking Than Just Art

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Amanda Palmer's new The Art of Asking outlines a well-intentioned but hazy philosophy of asking for help. Critic Annalisa Quinn says Palmer glosses over societal realities of who has access to help.


Spend Some Time 'Loitering,' And Feel Less Alone

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Charles D'Ambrosio's new essay collection wanders through topics journalistic and personal; reviewer Annalisa Quinn says it delivers a primal pleasure of reading: the feeling of being understood.


'Ugly Girls' Is, Well ... Not A Pretty Read

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Lindsay Hunter's novel follows best friends Perry and Baby Girl as they shoplift, ditch school and steal cars. But critic Annalisa Quinn says Ugly Girls has more shock value than substance.


Lena Dunham Really Isn't 'That Kind Of Girl'

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Dunham presents a charming, bumbling, confessional front in her new memoir, but critic Annalisa Quinn says it's only a partial portrait that skimps on revealing Dunham's true talent and ambition.


Book News: National Book Longlists Contain Some Surprises, Many Subtitles

Friday, September 19, 2014

Also: George R.R. Martin enters the political fray; Robert Darnton on censorship.


Book News: Fiction Longlist Is Out For The National Book Awards

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Also: A Jane Austen Festival sets a new record; Terrance Hayes on winning a MacArthur.

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Book News: A Q&A With Alison Bechdel, Cartoonist And MacArthur Winner

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Also: a biography of Joan Rivers; the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Award is announced.


Book News: Rankine, Glück On National Book Awards Longlist For Poetry

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Also: recently discovered letters by Jack Kerouac; Will Self doesn't like hipsters.


Book News: Agent Denies That Oscar Pistorius Is Writing A Memoir

Monday, September 15, 2014

Also: writers ask Amazon's board to end battle with Hachette; notable books coming out this week.


Book News: Wendy Davis' Book Tour Violates Ethics Code, Opponent Says

Friday, September 12, 2014

Also: E-book singles publisher Byliner is acquired by Vook; an excerpt of James Franco's new novel.


The Ecstatic Blankness Of Poet Louise Glück

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reviewer Annalisa Quinn says the poems in Glück's new collection Faithful and Virtuous Night are lovely in places, but also misty, ambiguous and seemingly in love with their own haziness.


Book News: Millennials Reading More Than Older Americans, Study Finds

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Also: writing advice from Emma Straub; the legacy of John Updike.


Book News: Fantasy Novelist Graham Joyce Dies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Also: Ursula K. Le Guin and Louise Erdrich will receive lifetime achievement awards; Judge Judy is giving away her new book for free.


Book News: Ex-Companion Of French President Publishes Memoir

Monday, September 08, 2014

Also: John Koethe has new poem; notable books coming out this week.


Book News: Catton, McBride Featured On Dylan Thomas Prize Shortlist

Friday, September 05, 2014

Also: finalists for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; the history of creativity.