Browse Meet the Writers
 
Writers A-Z

Writers by Genre
  Featured Writers  
 
Children's Writers & Illustrators

Classic Writers

Mystery & Thriller Writers

Romance Writers
 
  Special Features  
 
Author Recommendations

Audio Interviews

Video Interviews

The Writers of 2006
 
Award Winners
 
Discover Great New Writers

National Book Award Fiction Writers

National Book Award Nonfiction Writers
 
Find a Store
 
Enter ZIP Code
Easy Returns
to any Barnes &
Noble store.
About the Writer
* Biography
* Interview
* Good to Know
*Chronology
In Our Other Stores
*Signed First Editions by Daniel Mendelsohn
If You Like Daniel Mendelsohn
You'll Like...
*Elie Wiesel
*Primo Levi
*Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story
by Ann Kirschner
*The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
Meet the Writers

Image of 
									Daniel MendelsohnDaniel Mendelsohn
An accomplished author, reporter, and literary critic, Daniel Mendelsohn has garnered his widest acclaim to date for The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million -- the story of his search for the truth behind his family's tragic past in World War II.

* Read the interview

* Exclusive: hear our audio interview with Mendelsohn (16:09)



Fact File

Name:
Daniel Mendelsohn
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
April 16, 1960
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Classics, University of Virginia, 1982; M.A., Classics, Princeton University, 1989; Ph.D., 1994
Awards:
National Jewish Book Award, 2006; Salon Book Award, 2006; American Library Association Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Jewish Literature, 2007

*  Daniel Mendelsohn's official web site




2006 Discover Award Finalist

Book Cover Image. Title: 
								The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, Author: 
								Daniel Mendelsohn.

Our Price: $ 25.18
You Save:  9%


The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million
by Daniel Mendelsohn
Mendelsohn, a classics scholar, made it his life's mission to fill in the blank pages in his family's history, and the result is this extraordinary book, a "spectacular trail of discoveries, disappointments, and staggering coincidences" that led him across the globe in an artful effort to prove that the legacy of "the Holocaust continues to affect those who had no direct experience of it," in the words of The New Yorker.

*  Read a chapter



Advice for the Aspiring

When we asked Mendelsohn what advice he'd offer to writers looking to be discovered, he replied, "Stop looking. If you’re looking to be discovered, you’re not doing what you should be doing, which is working on your writing. Don’t 'network,' don’t go to publishing parties, don’t ever look at Publisher’s Lunch or anything like it, never join a committee or a group of any kind: just study, read, and work."



Mendelsohn Recommends...



Book Cover Image. Title: 
								Fire from Heaven, Author: 
								Mary Renault.

Our Price:  $ 12.48
You Save:  22%


Fire from Heaven
by Mary Renault
We asked Mendelsohn to tell us about what works have affected him most as a writer. He reflected, "The historical fiction of the late Mary Renault -- particularly her Alexander the Great trilogy -- had the greatest impact on me, because it profoundly encouraged my interest in two things that have subsequently organized my professional life: first, Classical antiquity, and second, imaginative writing about the past."

Book Cover Image. Title: 
								The Odyssey, Author: 
								Homer.

Our Price:  $ 8.95
You Save:  10%


The Odyssey
by Homer
Of Homer's epic The Odyssey, Mendelson observes, "I believe it to be the greatest work of literature in any language." Read our interview with Mendelsohn to learn more about his favorite writers and reads, including:

*In Search of Lost Time  by Marcel Proust
*The Charterhouse of Parma  by Stendhal
*Pride and Prejudice  by Jane Austen
*A Harlot High and Low  by Honoré de Balzac
*Read the interview