Daniel Mendelsohn is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books as well as theNew York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review, and is a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. His first book, The Elusive Embrace, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. He teaches at Bard College. The Lost won the prestigious Prix Medicis Etranger in France. Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel called it "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and exacting."