Jonathan Yardley
Jonathan Yardley
Critic

Jonathan Yardley has been the book critic of The Washington Post since 1981. That same year he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. He is the author of six books, and a seventh — a collection of his "Second Reading" columns for The Post — will be published in the summer of 2011.

Latest by Jonathan Yardley

The magnificent men of World War I

The magnificent men of World War I

In “The Unsubstantial Air,” Samuel Hynes tells the story of American flyers in World War I

Queen for many a day

Queen for many a day

In ‘Victoria: A Life’, the prolific A.N. Wilson proves that we do need another life of the monarch.

The social lions of midcentury Washington

The social lions of midcentury Washington

Gregg Herken explores the cozy lives of influence and self-regard in the Cold War years of Washington.

The ministry of hilarity

The ministry of hilarity

John Cleese recounts his life and career up to and including the Monty Python phenomenon.