Mark Athitakis

Mark Athitakis

Mark Athitakis is a critic and journalist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Humanities magazine, and numerous other publications. His book The New Midwest, a study of contemporary fiction from the region, received the 2018 Books on the Banks prize for best adult nonfiction title. He lives in Phoenix.

Interviews with Mark Athitakis

The Best of Memoir: the 2020 NBCC Autobiography Shortlist, recommended by Mark Athitakis

From a brave account by the Stanford rape case survivor Chanel Miller to New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow’s gripping tale of investigating the Harvey Weinstein scandal, it’s been a golden year for autobiography. Veteran critic Mark Athitakis talks us through the memoirs that made this year’s National Book Critics Circle autobiography shortlist.

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