Sarah Weinman Becomes New Columnist for Crime Fiction at NY Times

Sarah Weinman Becomes New Columnist for Crime Fiction at NY Times

Sarah Weinman, author of “The Real Lolita: A Lost Girl, An Unthinkable Crime, and a Scandalous Masterpiece,” who is also well-known in the mystery fiction community for her Crime Lady newsletter, becomes the new NY Times columnist for Crime Fiction as Marilyn Stasio Retires, the newspaper announced.

The news was announced in a statement by Pamela Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review on February 12, 2021. Weinmann’s first column appears online on February 12 and in the Feb. 14th issue of the Book Review.

A National Magazine Award finalist for Reporting, Weinman has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, the Washington Post, New York, the New Republic, the Guardian, and Buzzfeed among others. Her fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and numerous anthologies.

A National Magazine Award finalist for Reporting, Weinman has written for numerous newspapers and digital outlets…

“Marilyn Stasio, who has written her extremely popular twice-monthly column since 1988, will continue to contribute reviews to The Times on crime, true crime and other related subjects.” Paul mentioned.

“Long before I came to work at The Times, I turned to Marilyn’s column for reading recommendations,” says Tina Jordan, Stasio’s editor and the deputy editor of the Book Review. “She covered the fictional murder-and-mayhem landscape so thoroughly — not just books by big-name authors, but books in translation, books from small presses.” In a 2017 interview with The Times on the occasion of Stasio’s 30th anniversary at the Book Review, Weinman noted that Stasio’s seriousness and longevity had transformed her into someone whom people revere and fear.”

Stasio is a 2019 winner of the Raven Award by Mystery Writers of America. The Raven Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside the realm of creative writing.

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