James Wood has been a staff writer and book critic at The New Yorker since 2007. In 2009, he won the National Magazine Award for reviews and criticism. He was the chief literary critic at the Guardian, in London, from 1992 to 1995, and a senior editor at The New Republic from 1995 to 2007. His critical essays are collected in “”; “,” which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and “.” He is also the author of the novel “” and a study of technique in the novel, “.” His latest novel, “,” was published in June, 2018. He is a professor of the practice of literary criticism at Harvard University.