Radhika Jones is the executive editor of TIME. She edits many of the magazine’s special issues, including TIME’s Person of the Year and the annual TIME 100. Jones previously served as TIME’s arts editor. Prior to joining TIME, Jones was the managing editor of The Paris Review. Her writing and reviews have appeared in TIME, The Paris Review, the New York Times Book Review and Bookforum, where she wrote a column called “Collections,” profiling cultural figures through the contents of their bookshelves. Jones started her journalism career as an editor of the Moscow Times. She was also an editor at Colors, Grand Street and Artforum. She holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative literature from Columbia.
It’s been 20 years since the U.S. has claimed the world’s top book prize. With apologies to Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates and even Bob Dylan, we should hope the shutout continues