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The Journalist And The Murderer

Janet Malcolm

‘Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible’

In equal measure famous and infamous, Janet Malcolm’s book charts the true story of a lawsuit between Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, and Joe McGinniss, the author of a book about the crime. Lauded as one of the Modern Libraries “100 Best Works of Nonfiction”, The Journalist and the Murderer is fascinating and controversial, a contemporary classic of reportage.

  • Published: 04/01/2018
  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781783784547
  • 129x20mm, 192 pages

One of the best journalists writing in English anywhere

Financial Times

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

Guardian

A spare and unsparing account of tragicomic human folly

The Times

The Author

Janet Malcolm‘s books include Reading Chekhov, In the Freud Archives, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes and Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession. Born in Prague, she grew up in New York, where she now lives.

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