One of the best journalists writing in English anywhere
It is often overlooked how good a reporter Malcolm is, fearless in her questioning, ruthless in her pursuit of every last witness. The Journalist and the Murderer is a lesson in not courting your subject too much
A spare and unsparing account of tragicomic human folly
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Janet Malcolm on Granta.com
Essays & Memoir | Granta 160
‘The Czech word skromnost means “modesty”, but it also carries a mild sense of forelock-tugging humbleness, of knowing one’s place.’
An excerpt from Janet Malcolm’s final book.