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Jonathan Yardley

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Jonathan Yardley

Jonathan Yardley has been a book critic and columnist at the Washington Post since 1981. He has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism and a Fellowship from the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University . He is the author of six books of non-fiction, including Ring: A Biography of Ring Lander (Random House, 1977) and Misfit: The Strange Life of Frederick Exley (Random House, 1997). Yardley lives in Washington DC.  

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  • Second Reading: Notable and Neglected Books Revisited by Jonathan Yardley Geraldine McGowan Not so long ago, I watched a two-and-a-half-year-old girl discover ice cream. A look of shock appeared on her face at her very first taste and her eyes widened. She stared...
    — Sep 1 2011
  • Taking a look at a second look By STEVE WEINBERG Special Contributor Second Reading:Notable and Neglected Books Revisited Jonathan Yardley (Europa Editions, $16) Writing a book review of a book...
    — Jul 17 2011
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    — Jul 16 2011

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