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The 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner for criticism, Jonathan Yardley is a book critic for The Washington Post. In 2003, Yardley began his "Second Reading" series in which he "reconsiders notable and/or neglected books from the past." He ended the series in 2010, and this year a compilation volume, "Second Readings" (Europa Editions) was published. Yardley's other books include "Ring: A Biography of Ring Lardner," "Out of Step: Notes from a Purple Decade" and "Our Kind of People: The Story of an American Family."

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Jonathan Yardley

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