David Mendelsohn is an acclaimed American author, essayist, critic and columnist who has served as Professor at Bard College since 2014. Additionally he serves as Editor-at-Large of the New York Review of Books.
He contends that the best critics go beyond their minimum requirements and serve as intermediaries between a work of art and its audience. While this approach may sound ideal, it leaves plenty of room for error.
Early Life and Education
Early experiences shape children’s emotional development. Small class sizes and lots of teacher interaction time help children build essential emotional skills like self-assurance, regulation of emotions, self-expression, respect for oneself and positive self-belief.
Daniel Mendelsohn is a professor of classical literature and director of the Charles Ranlett Flint Humanities Department at Bard College. He also writes columns and book reviews for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The New York Review of Books.
In 2011, Mendelsohn’s 81-year-old father, Jay, took part in his son’s undergraduate seminar on Homer’s Odyssey. They then embarked on a “Retracing the Odyssey” cruise together that provided Mendelsohn with an unprecedented chance to delve into his family history and deepen an already deep bond.
Daniel Mendelsohn is an acclaimed author, essayist, critic and translator. He holds the Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities at Bard College as well as serving as Editor at Large for The New York Review of Books.
He is the acclaimed author of the internationally best-selling Holocaust family memoir The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, as well as a translation with commentary of Modern Greek poet Constantine Cavafy’s works, Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones (2019). His work has been reviewed or featured in numerous literary and cultural publications around the world.
He is a partner in DLA Piper’s Chicago office, where his practice encompasses insurance and reinsurance transactional and regulatory issues. Furthermore, he provides global regulatory and compliance advice to Fortune 500 companies as well as other international businesses across various industries.
Achievements and Honors
David Mendelsohn is an esteemed cancer research scientist who has developed a drug to combat head, neck, colorectal and lung tumors. His monoclonal antibody inhibits epidermal growth factor receptors on cancer cells which is now being used by thousands of patients worldwide.
He was also an active volunteer with several Houston nonprofit organizations. He served as chairman of the board directors for Houston Grand Opera and on BioHouston Inc., a non-profit corporation which promotes life science and biotechnology commercialization in Houston’s region.
Mendelsohn was an accomplished author who contributed reviews and essays to a number of publications, such as The New Yorker and New York Review of Books. Additionally, he served as culture columnist for Harper’s magazine.
Daniel Mendelsohn is an award-winning writer, critic, and translator whose work explores the connection between ancient Greece and modern America. His narratives incorporate Jewish and Ancient Greek tradition into a narrative that seamlessly merges personal experience with mythical legend.
Mendelsohn’s first two memoirs, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken and The Lost, were widely acclaimed. Since then he has published many more essays, including one on Alexandrian poet Constantine Cavafy that was selected for publication as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009. Additionally, he is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and editor-at-large for The New York Review of Books.
Mendelsohn is a professor of classical literature at Bard College and teaches the Homeric Odyssey. He frequently contributes to The New Yorker and other publications, and was recently appointed an editorial associate of Columbia University Press.
David Mendelsohn is an Australian actor with a net worth of $9 million. His credits include Animal Kingdom, The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly, Starred Up and Lost River.
Mendelsohn is also an accomplished writer, having published reviews and essays in several renowned publications such as New York Magazine, The New Yorker, and Town & Country.
He was married to Emma Forrest from 2012 onwards and they have a daughter together. Currently, the couple resides in Israel with their children and two other children from previous relationships.