Matthew Price, writer and book critic
About Matthew Price

I'm a former staff member of Lingua Franca and managing editor of Arts and Letters Daily. I've worked as a marketing consultant for Bookforum magazine, where I'm a regular contributor. I also have extensive factchecking experience for both books and magazines. I can be reached at

Since 2001, I've been a full-time freelance writer and critic, focusing on books, history, and culture. My articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Boston Globe's Ideas and Books sections, The Guardian, The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, The New Yorker ("Briefly Noted"), The National (Abu Dhabi), The New York Observer, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Salon, The New York Sun, Vogue, and Bookforum. A selection of my writing is collected on the Articles page.

Matthew Price, writer and book critic


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