David Denby

David Denby has been a staff writer and film critic at The New Yorker since 1998. He is the author of Great Books – on reading the literary canon – and Do the Movies Have a Future, a collection of his New Yorker criticism.

The New Yorker
New York symbolises the sweeping cultural changes of the 20th century and The New Yorker, first published in 1925, initiated many of these changes. With its extensive reportage and unparalleled arts features, the magazine transcends the city that gave it its name. New Yorker leading lights: film critic David Denby, drama critic John Lahr, cartoon editor Robert Mankoff and fiction editor Deborah Treisman invest...
Roger Cohen: The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family
New York Times columnist Roger Cohen’s memoir is an intimate and moving Jewish family history of displacement, prejudice, hope, despair and love. In conversation with New Yorker film critic and author, David Denby, he will be talking about his inter-generational family narrative, which takes us from Lithuania to South Africa, to England, the US and Israel. Sponsored by Dr Naim Dangoor CBE Founder of the Exilarch’s Foundation...