Michael Wood

Michael Wood
Department of English
Princeton University

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Michael Wood, the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton University, is one of the foremost literary and cultural critics in the English-speaking world, and enjoys the rare privilege of being an author of critical and scholarly books as well as a highly respected writer of reviews, review articles and columns.

He writes in such dis­tinguished literary publications as The New York Review of Books and, especially, The London Review of Books, where he is also an editorial board member and where his column, “At the Movies,” is regarded with reverence. He is, in short, one of the most famous and widely read crit­ics of our time, combining sharp insight, keen engagement, irresistible readability, and great complexity.