Alex Ross has been the music critic of The New Yorker since 1996. His first book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, won a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Guardian First Book Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His second book is the essay collection Listen to This. He is now at work on Wagnerism: Art in the Shadow of Music. Ross has received an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Belmont Prize in Germany, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship. He is married to the filmmaker Jonathan Lisecki.
Contact: Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 1 World Trade Center, NY NY 10007; alexrossny [at] gmail. Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 18 West 18th Street, NY NY 10011. Literary agent: Tina Bennett, WME. Speaking engagements: Bruce Miller, Washington Square Arts, 310 Bowery, 2nd Floor, NY NY 10012; 212-253-0333; bmiller [at] washingtonsquarearts.com. New Yorker listings: I do not edit the classical listings for the New Yorker's Goings On About Town section. If you wish to have a concert listed, please send the information at least three weeks in advance to Russell Platt, The New Yorker, 1 World Trade Center, NY NY 10007. Reprints: New Yorker articles become available for reprint sixty days after the date of publication. Write to me at alexrossny [at] gmail for permission.
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