Daniel Mendelsohn was born on New York City in 1960 and studied Classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton University, where he received his doctorate. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books as well as the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review, and is contributing editor at Travel + Leisure.
His first book, The Elusive Embrace, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. The Lost, chosen as a notable or Best Book of the Year by the New York Times and over a dozen other papers in 2006, received the National Book Critics’ Circle Award and the National Jewish Book Award in the US, and has been nominated for both the Prix Médicis and the Prix Femina in France. It is being translated for publication in a dozen countries. Mr Mendelsohn, who has also written a scholarly study of Euripides, is the Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities at Bard College.
Books by Daniel Mendelsohn