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Jonathan Yardley

Born: 27-Oct-1939
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Influential book critic

Father: William Woolsey Yardley
Mother: Helen Ingersoll Gregory
Wife: (div., two sons)
Son: Jim
Son: William
Wife: Marie Arana

    High School: Groton School (1957)
    University: BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1961)

    The Washington Post Columnist, Book Critic (1981-)
    The Washington Star Book Critic (1978-81)
    The Miami Herald Book Editor (1974-78)
    Greensboro Daily News Editorial Writer, Critic (1964-74)
    Pulitzer Prize for Criticism 1981

Author of books:
Ring: A Biography of Ring Lardner (1977, biography)
Our Kind of People: The Story of an American Family (1989, biography)
Out of Step: Notes from a Purple Decade (1991, criticism)
States of Mind: A Personal Journey Through the Mid-Atlantic (1993, travelogue)
Misfit: The Strange Life of Frederick Exley (1997, biography)
Monday Morning Quarterback (1998, essays)
Second Reading: Notable Neglected Books Revisited (2011, criticism)


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