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 history of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The history of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Todd S. Purdum chronicles the wrangling over the landmark civil rights legislation of the 1960s

Ellen Gilchrist’s latest collection is a beauty

Ellen Gilchrist’s latest collection is a beauty

‘Acts of God’ is the 12th story collection by Ellen Gilchrist, a renowned practitioner of the form.

Ward Just’s latest books might just be his best

Ward Just’s latest books might just be his best

Ward Just’s excellent novel ‘American Romantic’ is about a young man in Vietnam during the war.

The life of the Human Vacuum Cleaner

The life of the Human Vacuum Cleaner

Doug Wilson recounts the life of the Oriole’s Brooks Robinson, the best fielder to ever play the Hot Corner.