Hannah Niemeier
Hannah Niemeier

Hannah Niemeier graduated in May 2018 with a degree in English and journalism. She is the Hilton Kramer Fellow in Criticism at The New Criterion in New York. Find her on Twitter @Hannah_Cristine.

America’s Best Satirical Novelist Embraces Historical Fiction With Hilarious Results

Political humorist Christopher Buckley, having decided that the Trump era has made contemporary satire impossible, turns back the clock and finds plenty of laughs in a novel about seventeenth-century America in ‘The Judge Hunter.’

How Philip Roth Weaponized The Idea Of Art Imitating Life

With Philip Roth’s death, American letters lost an icon who had as much to say about grand universal themes as he did his personal and Jewish identity.

Why We Hate Poetry–And How You Can stop

Ben Lerner’s ‘The Hatred of Poetry’ lends a sympathetic ear to people who hate poetry, even as he makes the case for why poetry must be appreciated.

The Fiery History Of Early Christianity

Saints and sinners, persecution and martyrs, corruption and redemption—William J. Bennett’s new history of Christianity, ‘Tried By Fire,’ tells the story of the church in all its challenging glory.