Louis Menand

Longlist, 2021 National Book Awards

Louis Menand is professor of English at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include The Metaphysical Club, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians. (Photo credit: Matthew Valentine)
More about this author >

Full Honors

About the book

The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War

ISBN 9780374158453 Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers

In The Free World, the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize–winning scholar and critic Louis Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind. More about this book >

Full Bio

Louis Menand

Louis Menand is professor of English at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include The Metaphysical Club, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians. In 2016, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.

(Photo credit: Matthew Valentine)

Back to top

Judge Name

no content

X