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William Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic, frequent speaker at colleges and other venues, and former professor of English at Yale. His writing has appeared in the Atlantic, the New York TimesHarper’sThe NationThe New RepublicThe American Scholar, and many other publications. He is the recipient of a National Book Critics Circle award for excellence in reviewing and the New York Times bestselling author of Excellent Sheep and A Jane Austen Education.

Deresiewicz was the recipient of the Dallas Institute’s 2013 Hiett Prize in the Humanities.