Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied Classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books
, The New Yorker
, and The New York Times Book Review
. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million
; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace
; and two collections of critical essays, including Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture
, published by New York Review Books. He teaches literature at Bard College.