Portrait by Sarah Klock
Joanna Scutts is a literary critic, cultural historian, and the author of Hotbed: Bohemian Greenwich Village and the Secret Club that Sparked Modern Feminism (Seal Press/Hachette USA and Duckworth Books UK, 2022) and The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2017.) 

Her book reviews and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Times Literary Supplement, Wall Street Journal, New Republic, Washington Post, Guardian, and New Yorker online, among many others, and she is a current board member of the National Book Critics Circle.

Originally from London, Joanna received her BA from King's College, Cambridge and PhD from Columbia University. After almost two decades in New York, she now lives in Paris with her husband and son.

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