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

Is censorship terrible or benign?

Is censorship terrible or benign?

Robert Darnton examines the long history of censorship and discovers many surprising contradictions.

The case of the missing brothers

The case of the missing brothers

In his memoir “Epilogue,” Will Boast seeks the family his father left behind.

Mata Haris of the Civil War

Mata Haris of the Civil War

In “Liar Temptress Soldier Spy,” Karen Abbott reports on female spies during the Civil War.

The truth about Parisian resistance to the Nazis

The truth about Parisian resistance to the Nazis

Ronald C. Rosbottom depicts the limits of the Parisian response to Nazi occupation.