Merve Emre is a contributing writer at The New Yorker and the author of Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America, The Ferrante Letters, and The Personality Brokers. She is the editor of Once and Future Feminist, The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway, and The Norton Modern Library Mrs. Dalloway. She is finishing a book titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities and writing a book called Love and Other Useless Pursuits. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The New York Review of Books, Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, American Literary History, PMLA, and elsewhere. Her many honors include a Philip Leverhulme Prize, the Robert B. Silvers Prize for Literary Criticism, and the National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.She is a 22-23 Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the Shapiro Center at Wesleyan University.
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