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New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2006. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 512,  pages. Illustrations. Genealogy. Inscribed and dated by author on title page. Daniel Mendelsohn (born 16 April 1960) is an American memoirist, essayist, critic, columnist, and translator. Mendelsohn after completing his Ph.D., he moved to New York City and began writing full-time. Since then his review-essays on books, films, theater and television have appeared frequently in a number of major publications, most often in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books. Between 2000 and 2002 he was the weekly book critic for New York Magazine, and between 1996 and 2006 his reviews appeared frequently in The New York Times Book Review, where, from 2013 to 2014, he was also a columnist for the "Bookends" page. Mendelsohn has been the recipient of numerous prizes and honors both in the United States and abroad. These include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Harold D. Vursell Memorial Prize (2014); the American Philological Association President's Award for service to the Classics (2014); the George Jean Nathan Prize (2002); and the National Book Critics Circle Award Citation for Excellence (2000). Currently, he holds the Charles Ranlett Flint Chair in Humanities at Bard College.