Annalisa Quinn

Annalisa Quinn appears in the following:

'Everybody' Examines The Idea That Bodies Can Confine Or Free

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Olivia Laing weaves the history of people and ideas in with her own life, bringing readers on a fleet, gracious tour of bodily distress and joy that takes in Malcolm X, the Marquis de Sade and others.


'Klara And The Sun' Asks What It Means To Be Human

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Kazuo Ishiguro's lovely, mournful new novel is set in a world where children can have android companions, known as Artificial Friends — but can those artificial friends ever replace the children?


The Clouds And Downpours Of 'Summerwater' Set The Scene For Human Drama

Friday, January 15, 2021

Sarah Moss's new novel takes place over a single, unrelentingly rainy day at a vacation site in Scotland, where families complain about each other and mounting dread builds to catastrophe at the end.


'All About The Story' Is A History Of Newspapering — And A Primer On Media Ethics

Monday, September 28, 2020

Former Washington Post leader Len Downie is well-placed to offer a look at 50 years in news — but he also writes of times he had to weigh the public's right to know against national security.


In 'On All Fronts,' CNN's Clarissa Ward Showcases Gravity, Costs Of A Reporting Life

Friday, September 11, 2020

Ward says she didn't know as a journalist she would "have my heart broken in a hundred different ways, that I would lose friends and watch children die and grow to feel like an alien in my own skin."


Sex Is The Most Powerful Force In This 'Lying Life'

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Elena Ferrante's latest is as slinky and scowling as a Neapolitan cat, and as promised, it's all about the part of life adults lie about: sex — and the chaos, infidelity and fear that accompany it.


Fraught Relationship Between 'Sisters' Lies At The Heart Of Daisy Johnson's Latest

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Johnson's chilly, uneasy novel follows two sisters in the wake of an unnamed "something" that happened. Critic Annalisa Quinn says it's slighter than Johnson's previous work, but genuinely surprising.


Former Rep. Katie Hill Aims To Encourage Women To Run For Office In 'She Will Rise'

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Hill's election to Congress in 2018 seemed like a sign of progress. A year later, she resigned after admitting to an affair with a young staffer, documented by her husband, and leaked to the press.


Journalist Kim Wall's Parents Show She Was More Than A Victim In 'A Silenced Voice'

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Kim Wall was 30 when she was killed by a source. Her parents are working to make sure her name will not be a warning but a tag under ambitious investigative pieces, a line on resumes, a calling card.


'The Art Of Her Deal' Aims To Show Melania Trump As An Influential Collaborator

Sunday, June 14, 2020

The flattening effect of political discourse, insipidity of the first lady role and her own remoteness have led us to either forget she has an inner life — or to imagine her as an elegant prisoner.


'The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes' Is A Lackluster Prequel To 'The Hunger Games'

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

While Suzanne Collins leaves readers uncertain of the answer to the question she poses in The Hunger Games — how much of character is innate, how much formed — it becomes painfully obvious here.


'Rodham' Asks: Who Is Hillary Without Bill?

Monday, May 18, 2020

In Curtis Sittenfeld's new novel, Hillary Rodham dumps Bill Clinton and goes on to forge a life of her own, in law and then politics. It's an uncomfortable, moving, technically brilliant book.


'Funny Weather' Asks What Art Can Do In A Crisis

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

At her best, Olivia Laing turns criticism into an elevated form of hospitality: Like a good party host, she introduces you to someone, tells you what she likes about them, then leaves you to it.


In 'Notes From An Apocalypse,' The End Of The World Is A State Of Mind

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

In charming, anxious, tender essays, writer Mark O'Connell examines his own apocalyptic frame of mind by taking "a series of perverse pilgrimages" to subcultures preparing for the end of the world.


In 'How Much Of These Hills Is Gold,' This Land Is Not Your Land

Friday, April 10, 2020

C Pam Zhang's debut novel follows a brother and sister, children of Chinese laborers, as the search the dusty hills of Gold Rush-era California for a place to bury their father's body.


In An Age Of Screens, Looking For 'Attention' In All The Wrong Places

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Casey Schwartz writes of her reliance on Adderall and her realization that the focus it brought was not genuine. But she leaves readers wanting to hear more on the relationship of attention and love.


Jonathan Karl's Memoir Shows That Everyone Is 'Front Row At The Trump Show'

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The ABC White House correspondent avoids bravado and knows better than to let insiders use his book to sound off about their enemies. But the obviousness of his account reveals an alarming truth.


In 'Recollections Of My Nonexistence,' Rebecca Solnit Once Again Tackles Gender Bias

Thursday, March 12, 2020

"[P]erhaps the best thing creative work can do is to compost into the soil so that, unremembered, it becomes the food of a new era, or rather, devoured, digested, the very consciousness of that era."


Witchcraft, Field Hockey And 1980s Massachusetts Meet In 'We Ride Upon Sticks'

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

In Quan Barry's charming novel, a team's luck changes when its members pledge themselves to the forces of eternal darkness by signing a spiral notebook with Emilio Estevez's face on it.


'The Resisters' Could Use A Little More Resistance

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Gish Jen's new novel takes place in a dystopian future country called AutoAmerica, where the swamp-dwelling underclass — called "Surplus" — are set against the fair-skinned, land-dwelling "Netted."