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Michiko Kakutani      

Bestselling Author & Former Chief Book Critic at The New York Times

Michiko Kakutani is an American literary critic and former chief book critic for The New York Times. She is the bestselling author of The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump.

Kakutani initially worked as a reporter for The Washington Post, and then from 1977 to 1979 for Time magazine, where Hersey had worked. In 1979, she joined The New York Times as a reporter.

Kakutani worked as a literary critic for The New York Times from 1983 until her retirement in 2017. Her periodically harsh reviews of some prominent authors have garnered both attention and, on occasion, criticism.


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Michiko Kakutani left her gig as chief book critic at the New York Times to write about politics, the focus of her first book, "The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood  ...

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