Daniel Mendelsohn is an internationally bestselling author, critic, essayist, and translator.
Daniel Mendelsohn is an internationally bestselling author, critic, essayist and translator. He writes frequently for the New Yorker and New York Review of Books and has been a columnist for BBC Culture, New York, Harpers, and the New York Times Book Review. His most recent memoir, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, published in 2017, was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize and named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Library Journal, Kirkus, and Newsday. His other books include two memoirs, The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million (2006) and The Elusive Embrace (1999); two collections of essays; and a translation, with commentary, of the complete poems of Constantine Cavafy. He teaches literature at Bard College.