Mythili Rao, JS '05, interviews Daniel Mendelsohn, Col '82, in the current issue of Virginia Magazine

June 13, 2016

Mythili Cao, JS ‘05, is a book critic, reviewing for the Daily Beast, the New York Times and Newsweek. She is also a producer for WNYC’s “The Takeaway,” where she leads production of the show’s author interviews and reports on books. In the current issue of Virginia Magazine, Mythili interviews fellow U.Va. alum and book critic, John Mendelsohn, to find out how his time at the University shaped his career and broadened his outlook. Read the interview here.


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