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About

I’m a freelance journalist and book critic in New York. I’m writing a book about social media and digital culture that Harper will publish in early 2015. My work has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, the Los Angeles Times, Bookforum, The New Republic, The Daily Beast, and many other publications. I’m also on the board of Deep Vellum, a new publisher of international literature. In April 2012, I was a three-day Jeopardy! champion, which means my life is likely downhill from there.

If you want to contact me, try jacobsilverman [at] gmail [dot] com. I’m glad to receive books for possible review, but please note that I can’t always respond to such emails.

For book projects and other matters, I’m represented by Lauren Smythe of Inkwell Management.