Christian Lorentzen Named New York Book Critic

He starts in April.

New York has named Christian Lorentzen its book critic. Lorentzen most recently served as a senior editor at the London Review of Books. He will continue to work there as an editor-at-large.

“Christian’s a gifted writer and original thinker, and I’m thrilled to have him join us and expand on the book-critic role,” said New York’s editor, Adam Moss, in a statement. “We’re conceiving of it more as literary essayist/observer/provocateur, with a home base in books, and look forward to evolving it with Christian. He will explore reading in many contexts, as well as language, argument, storytelling, and so on.”

Lorentzen will write for New York and Vulture starting in April.