Amy Wilentz


Amy Wilentz, a 2020 Guggenheim fellow who teaches in the literary journalism program at the University of California, Irvine, is The New Yorker’s former Jerusalem correspondent and the author of Martyrs’ Crossing, a novel about the Oslo peace process in the mid-1990s, among other books.

The Haiti Haters The Haiti Haters

In this moment of death and destruction, we should not turn away.

Jan 21, 2010 / Editorial / Amy Wilentz

Benazir’s Bequest Benazir’s Bequest

In the shock, power grabs and crackdowns that followed Benazir Bhutto's assassination, it's easy to forget that the greatest casualty in Pakistan is the rule of law.

Jan 4, 2008 / Feature / Amy Wilentz

Letter From Jerusalem Letter From Jerusalem

This was always a divided city, even before the wall against peace.

Mar 31, 2005 / Feature / Amy Wilentz

Letters Letters


Feb 3, 2005 / Letters / Eric Alterman, Amy Wilentz, and Our Readers

The Country Doctor The Country Doctor

It's a time of sudden hope in the crisis between the Palestinians and Israelis, a weird time of moderation and calls for renewed negotiations.

Jan 6, 2005 / Editorial / Amy Wilentz

Haiti’s Occupation Haiti’s Occupation

The Haitian people have once again been excluded from their own governance.

Apr 1, 2004 / Editorial / Amy Wilentz

Coup in Haiti Coup in Haiti

For those who know Haitian history, this has been a time of eerie, unhappy déjà vu.

Mar 4, 2004 / Editorial / Amy Wilentz

Haiti’s Collapse Haiti’s Collapse

The future of Haiti hinges on support for a state based on law.

Feb 12, 2004 / Editorial / Amy Wilentz

In Cold Type In Cold Type

Topic magazine is a kaleidoscopic new British literary review, still in its infancy and edited by a bunch of precocious Cambridge graduate students.

Dec 23, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Amy Wilentz

In Cold Type In Cold Type

The current Salmagundi (Summer-Fall 2002) has a section on what it calls "Femicons" (the category includes articles on Emma Goldman, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Willa Cath...

Nov 21, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Amy Wilentz