Profiles

As the director of publications for the National Endowment for the Humanities, I am called on to write short profiles of prominent intellectuals, writers, and philanthropists. The profiles of humanities medalists have all run in Humanities magazine.

An essay about Wendell Berry that appeared in the 2012 Jefferson Lecture program.

A profile of Philip Roth when he received the National Humanities Medal.

A profile of Robert Caro when he received the National Humanities Medal.

A profile of Robert Silvers when he received the National Humanities Medal.

An essay about Martin Scorsese that appeared in the 2013 Jefferson Lecture program.

A profile of Diane Rehm when she received the National Humanities Medal.

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