Louis Menand

Louis Menand

Louis Menand
Louis Menand is Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard, where he also hold the title Harvard College Professor, in recognition of his teaching. Before coming to Harvard, he was Distinguished Professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has also been a professor at Columbia, Princeton, Queens College, and the University of Virginia School of Law. His books include The Metaphysical Club, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2002. He has been associate editor of The New Republic (1986–1987), an editor at The New Yorker (1993–1994), and contributing editor of The New York Review of Books (1994–2001). Since 2001, he has been a staff writer at The New Yorker, which he began writing for in 1991. In 2016, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.