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John Palattella

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John Palattella

Literary Editor

John Palattella is literary editor of The Nation. His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including The Nation, the London Review of Books, Bookforum and Boston Review.


News and Features

Among the Kurds in southeastern Turkey.

Victor Navasky’s The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and their Enduring Power

Elizabeth Bishop's Poems and Prose; James Gleick's The Information.

A new audio dossier features poets who have been published in The Nation reading selections of their work.

Merrill Gilfillan’s The Bark of the Dog and The Warbler Road; Tony Judt’s The Memory Chalet.

Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, Robert Darnton's Poetry and the Police, Jeremy Harding's Mother Country

Ruth Harris's Dreyfus; Deborah Amos's Eclipse of the Sunnis.

The Letters of Sylvia Beach; Günter Eich's Angina Days: Selected Poems

Gabriel García Márquez's Clandestine in Chile; Jaron Lanier's You Are Not a Gadget; Roger Lowenstein's The End of Wall Street

Newspaper books sections have been ailing for decades, but there's no better time than now for writing about books.