Reviews and Essays
The New York Times Book Review
Review of Scott Hutchins's A Working Theory of Love, 11/21/12.
Review of Michael David Lukas's The Oracle of Stamboul, 2/25/11.
Review of Candace Fleming's The Great and Only Barnum, 12/4/09.
Review of Terry Pratchett's Nation, 12/5/08.
Review of Scott Westerfeld's Extras, 11/11/07.
Review of Michelle Paver's Soul Eater, 5/14/07.
Review of David Klass's Firestorm, 11/12/06.
Review of Lois Lowry's Gossamer, 5/14/06.
Review of D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths, 12/18/05.
Review of Nancy Willard's retelling of Milton's Paradise Lost, 11/14/04.
Review of M. T. Anderson's The Game of Sunken Places, 7/11/04.
Review of J. Patrick Lewis and Roberto Innocenti's The Last Resort, 11/17/02.
Review of two new editions of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 10/18/98.
"Genre Trouble," an essay on American novelist John Crowley, from December 2000/January 2001.
"Adam Thorpe's One Man Show," an essay on British novelist Adam Thorpe, from Summer 2003.
"Cubicle Gothic," an essay on the writing of Kings of Infinite Space, from April/May 2004.
"The Secret Lives of Men," an essay on British novelist Pat Barker, from Summer 2004.
"The Dreamlife of Rupert Thomson," an essay on British novelist Rupert Thomson, March/April 2006.
"Reading 'Anna Karenina'," an essay, 7/11/05.
"Destination: Whitechapel and Spitalfields," a literary travel article, 6/15/06.
"Destination: West Texas," a literary travel article, 7/31/06.
"Educational TV," a review of season 4 of The Wire, 9/20/06.
Interviews and a Novel Excerpt
"Spanish Brothel to Deserted British Town: Sparrow by James Hynes," by Lisa Redmond at historicalnovelsociety.org, September 13, 2023.
"'Whatever!': In Defense of Anachronism in Ancient Rome," at Literary Hub, August 9, 2023.
"James Hynes's playlist for his novel Sparrow," at largeheartedboy, August 8, 2023.
"'I wanted to write about Roman life from below': James Hynes on his historical novel, Sparrow," Pan Macmillan blog, May 4, 2023.
James Hynes's favorite historical novels, April 2023.
"Taking Flight," interview with James Hynes in Booktime magazine,
May/June 2023, p. 9.
Facebook Live interview with Wondrium, December 15, 2021.
James Hynes's playlist of music from Next, from largeheartedboy, 3/9/10.
Stray Questions for: James Hynes, by Gregory Cowles on the Paper Cuts blog at the New York Times, 4/2/10.
Book Brahmin feature with James Hynes from Shelf Awareness (page down for interview).
"Dirty Snow: Dismal Perfection," by Chris Lehmann, NPR's You Must Read This, 6/29/06.
"Mynheer Roggeveen Comes to Amsterdam," from Michigan Quarterly Review, Spring 1994.