"Rich and theatrical."The New York Times Book Review.
"Not since Virginia Woolf has anyone thought so trenchantly about the strange art of biography."Christopher Benfey, Newsday
"There is more intellectual excitement in one of Malcolm's riffs than in many a thick academic tome . . . She is among the most intellectually provocative of authors . . . able to turn epiphanies of perception into explosions of insight."David Lehman, Boston Globe
"It is the best-written and most stirring polemic of the year. Completely brilliant."David Hare, The Times (London)
"The Journalist and the Murderer was a deeply thoughtful exposure of the moral problems of in-depth journalism . . . [The Silent Woman] contains some of the best thinking I know on both the practical and the philosophical problems of biography."Bernard Crick, New Statesman & Society