September 20, 2013
THE PERSISTENCE OF LEVITY Nancy Mitford's early novels ‘Highland Fling,' 'Christmas Pudding,' and 'Pigeon Pie'

Vintage has newly reissued these sparkling relics of Nancy Mitford’s early forays into fiction—I review in Newsweek/Daily Beast.

May 4, 2012
SEOUL WOMAN: Kyung-sook Shin's Man Asian Booker Win (Daily Beast, 5/4/2012)

Article about the South Korean writer Kyung-sook Shin, who in March became the first woman and the first Korean to win the Man Asian Literary Prize, for her novel “Please Look After Mom.”  While in NYC for the paperback release in April, Ms. Shin met with Liesl Schillinger for Newsweek Daily Beast to discuss the Asian Booker prize, her career, her upbringing, her literary influences, and her humanitarian concerns.