Michael Dirda


Michael Dirda is a Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic for The Washington Post and a frequent contributor to several literary and cultural periodicals. He is also the author of the memoir An Open Book (Norton, 2003) and of four collections of essays: Readings (Norton, 2003), Bound to Please (Norton, 2004), Book by Book (Holt, 2007), and Classics for Pleasure (Mariner, 2008). His latest book, On Conan Doyle (Princeton, 2011), received an Edgar Award from The Mystery Writers of America as the best biographical/critical work of 2011.

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