Books Writer, New York Times
Senior writer and book critic for the New York Times.
nytimes.com — The author of "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies" prefers books with action: "I don't like overrefinement, or to dwell in the heads of vaporous ladies with fine sensibilities." What's the best book you read in the last year? The term "best" would have to stretch.
well.blogs.nytimes.com — Twenty-two months ago, I interrupted my nonstop reporting about paths toward a sustainable future for our species to focus on sustaining myself. The hiatus was not by choice, but was mandated by a stroke - the out-of-the-blue variant, the rare kind of " brain attack " (the term preferred by some neurologists) that is most often seen in otherwise healthy, youngish middle-aged people.
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