Parul Sehgal is an editor at The New York Times Book Review. Her work has appeared in Slate, Bookforum,, Tin House, and The Literary Review, among other publications. She is the recipient ofthe Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle. She has taught at Columbia University and has spoken at the New School, NYU, Harvard University, Book Expo America, and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). She is a regular contributor to NPR, NY1’s The Book Reader, and Slate’s Audio Book Club.