Jacob Silverman is a contributing editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review. His work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Bookforum, The New Republic, and many other publications.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Don’t be fooled by Douglas Rushkoff’s warnings that we can’t cope with a fast, digital world, says Jacob Silverman.


That’s the line David Shields takes in his 'memoir'—really an argument against storytelling. Jacob Silverman is unimpressed.

Pankaj Mishra presents the intellectuals who stood up to the West but ignored the ills of their own Eastern regimes. By Jacob Silverman.

Jacob Silverman profiles one of the Arab world’s leading novelists, Elias Khoury, to discuss his radical political past and provocative fiction.