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Larissa MacFarquhar is an American writer known for her profiles in The New Yorker. She is the daughter of the sinologist Roderick MacFarquhar.[1]

Larissa MacFarquhar
Born1968
NationalityUnited States of America
Period1998-present

She has written profiles on Barack Obama, Derek Parfit, Hilary Mantel, Robert Gottlieb, Richard Posner, Chelsea Manning and Aaron Swartz, among others.[2][3] Her 2015 book Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help explores the motivations of people who take altruism to extremes. She is married to the writer Philip Gourevitch.

Contents

Selected bibliographyEdit

BooksEdit

  • MacFarquhar, Larissa (2016). Strangers Drowning : Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help. Penguin Books. ISBN 0143109782.

Essays and reportingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Perlez, Jane (12 February 2019). "Roderick MacFarquhar, Eminent China Scholar, Dies at 88". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Larissa MacFarquhar". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  3. ^ Larissa MacFarquhar in The UNZ review
  4. ^ Online version is titled "The mind-expanding ideas of Andy Clark".

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