Dan Chiasson and Parul Sehgal

The Yale Review 200th Anniversary Festival
February 5, 2020 - 6:00pm
Writers at Work: Critics: Who Needs Them?
Branford Common Room See map
74 High St.

Parul Sehgal (New York Times) and Dan Chiasson (The New Yorker) discuss the role of public criticism. In the digital age, what should a critic be, and why? Moderated by Meghan O’Rourke

About Dan Chiasson

Dan Chiasson is the poetry critic for The New Yorker and writes regularly for the New York Review of Books. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is the author of numerous books of poetry. He is the Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English at Wellesley College.

About Parul Sehgal

Parul Sehgal is a book critic for the New York Times. Previously, she was an editor of the New York Times Book Review. She is the recipient of the Nona Balakian Prize from the NBCC for excellence in reviewing.