The New York Times Book People on Twitter

As I was browsing Twitter, I came across the people who cover books in The New York Times. I thought I’d share them here. This list has been updated as of 6/21/2019.

If you want to learn more about how the book editors and reporters think at The New York Times, follow them, retweet their tweets, favorite their tweets, and interact with them when you can.

New York Times Books

New York Times Books @nytimesbooks — Features book reviews, news, author profiles, interviews and more on books from The New York Times. (Tweets by @johnwilliamsnyt)


John Williams, Daily Books editor – @johnwilliamsnyt

Alida Becker, an editor at the Book Review. She also tweets for @nytimesbooks

The New York Times Book Review


Pamela Paul, Editor – @PamelaPaulNYT — Website: Email: Facebook:

Gregory Cowles, Senior Editor, Books – @GregoryCowles

Tina Jordan, Inside the List – @TinaJordanNYT — Writes detailed background stories for the books on the bestseller list.

Emily Eakin, Preview editor – @EmilyEakin — She previews books in the works and not yet published. She also writes for the Inside the List column.

Joumana Khatib, Paperback columnist, Paperback Row – @Joumana_Khatib — Features descriptions of some of the top new paperback books.

Dwight Garner, Book Critic – @DwightGarner — Book critic for the New York Times daily newspaper. His essays and criticism have also appeared in Esquire, The New Republic, Harper’s, Slate, and elsewhere.

Janet Maslin, Book Critic – @JanetMaslin — Book critic for the New York Times daily newspaper.

Maria Russo, Children’s Book Editor – @MariaRussoNYT — Children’s book editor at the New York Times Book Review.

Marilyn Stasio — Crime Fiction reviewer (since 1988). Her column appears twice a month in NYTBR (no Twitter profile).

Amal El-Montar, Science Fiction and Fantasy columnist (no Twitter profile)

Jaime Green, Romance columnist – @jaimealyse — Email: Web: Her column appears twice a month in NYTBR.

Thomas E. Ricks, Military History columnist – @tomricks1

Liesl Schillinger, regular contributor to NYTBR – @arbitrix — Email: Web:

Nicole Lamy, Columnist, Match Book. – @NicoleALamy — Email: She writes a weekly online column matching older books with newer books (as a guide to readers to discover new books based on books they’ve read in the past). She is the former books editor at the Boston Globe.

New York Times Book Review

Other Departments

The following people have reviewed books in the past for the NYTBR.

Nicole Herrington, Weekend Arts editor – @ytimesarts and @nikkih04

Holland Cotter, Co-chief Art critic. She reviews books on art for the NYTBR (no Twitter profile).

Michael Kimmelman, Chief Architecture critic – @kimmelman

MJ Franklin, Social Editor – @HeyItsFranklin2 — He reviews children’s books, among other books.

Pete Wells, Restaurant critic – @pete_wells— Email: An occasional book reviewer.

Michael Grynbaum, Media correspondent – @grynbaum — He writes about media, TV, and politics.

Deborah Needleman, Material Culture columnist for the T: The New York Times Style Magazine@DNeedleman1 — She has not been active on Twitter since fall 2018. She used to be the editor in chief for T magazine.

Sam Sifton, Food Editor – @SamSifton —He’s also the founding editor of NYT Cooking. Web: or

New York Times Opinion @nytopinion — Features op-ed essays, editorials, and blog posts from the New York Times. Email:

Jennifer Senior@JenSeniorNY. She was a former daily book critic but is now an Op-Ed columnist. Web:

New York Times Address

New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York NY 10018-1405; 212-556-1234; Fax: 212-556-3690. Web: Main emails for the various sections in the paper: (news tips) (arts and culture) (business news) (national news) (sports) (politics, Washington news)

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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