About Daniel Mendelsohn

Daniel Mendelsohn is an internationally bestselling author, critic, essayist, and translator, and Editor-at-Large of the New York Review of Books. Since 1991, he has been a prolific contributor of essays, reviews, and articles to many publications, most frequently the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. Mendelsohn has published ten books, including An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic (2017), The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, a memoir, The Elusive Embrace (1999), and a two-volume translation of the poetry of C.P. Cavafy. Mendelsohn is the recipient of numerous honors, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Jewish Book Award, the Prix Médicis, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Harry Vursell Award for Prose Style. He teaches literature at Bard College.