'New York Times' Hires Two New Critics

Molly Young, the literary critic at New York magazine and author of the Read Like the Wind newsletter, will join the New York Times as a book critic. She will, the Times said, write reiews, profiles, and "essays about language and literature," in addition to a newsletter and contributing to The Book Review Podcast. Alexandra Jacobs, formerly at the Times Styles desk, joins the Books desk as a book critic as well. And Jennifer Wilson will also become a contributing essayist for the New York Times Book Review, writing essays and book reviews on a regular basis.

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