Alexander Nazaryan is a senior writer at Newsweek. He was previously on the editorial board of the New York Daily News, where he also founded and edited the Page Views book and culture blog. He has a B.A. in English Literature from Dartmouth.
At almost 800 pages, The Goldfinch is Donna Tartt's longest book yet and almost certainly her least mature one, showing a regression from The Secret History in almost every way in which a novel can be judged.