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 war that fueled American pride

The war that fueled American pride

In “When Britain Burned the White House,” Peter Snow recounts the War of 1812.

Reporter who covered decolonization

Reporter who covered decolonization

In his memoir ‘Foreign Correspondent,’ H.D.S. Greenway sums up a career of war reporting.

Tribute to American ideals

Tribute to American ideals

Elizabeth Mitchell takes readers through the many stages of birth of the Statue of Liberty.

Review: “The Crossword Century” by Alan Connor

Review: “The Crossword Century” by Alan Connor

In “The Crossword Century” Alan Connor goes across and down on a national habit.