I'm working on a book for Penguin Press, tentatively titled, "The Frenchmen: Or My Life in Theory," about the postwar generation of French philosophers and their outsize influence on American culture—and on me as a college literature student.
Emily Eakin is an editor at The New York Times Book Review. She has also worked as a senior editor at The New Yorker, an ideas reporter for The New York Times, a fashion features writer at Vogue, and a deputy editor of Lingua Franca magazine. Her features, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books Daily, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications. She has a degree in Literature from Harvard College and graduate degrees from Columbia University and the École Normale Supérieure, in Paris. She lives with her husband and two children in New York City.