Carlos Lozada

Washington, D.C.

Book critic

Education: University of Notre Dame, BA in economics and political science; Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, MPA in public and international affairs

Carlos Lozada is the nonfiction book critic of The Washington Post. He won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2019 and was a finalist for the award in 2018. Previously he was the Post’s Outlook editor and has overseen news coverage of economics and national security. He received the 2015 National Book Critics Circle's citation for excellence in reviewing. Previously, he was managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine and a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at Columbia University.
Latest from Carlos Lozada

The 1619 Project started as history. Now it’s also a political program.

From magazine to book, the authors are rethinking their message.

November 19, 2021

A memoir of murder, family and law, but at a careful distance

Review of "The Uninnocent: Notes on Violence and Mercy" by Katharine Blake

November 5, 2021

Adam Schiff points to a second insurrection — by members of Congress themselves

Review of "Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could" by Adam Schiff

October 8, 2021

The rare Trump insider memoir that doesn’t obsess over Trump

Review of "There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century" by Fiona Hill

October 1, 2021

An aide dishes on the Trump White House. But what does she say for herself?

Review of “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House” by Stephanie Grisham

October 1, 2021

Finding your father, and yourself, in the works of Toni Morrison

Review of 'Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature' by Farah Jasmine Griffin

September 10, 2021

9/11 was a test. The books of the last two decades show how America failed.

The books of the last two decades show how overreacting to the attacks unmade America’s values.

September 3, 2021

In grieving for her father, a novelist discovers the failure of words

Review of “Notes on Grief” a reflection by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the death of her father

May 6, 2021

How Americans re-learned to think after World War II

Review of 'The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War' by Louis Menand

April 16, 2021