Emily Nussbaum: Culture, Criticism and TV Today

Emily Nussbaum: Culture, Criticism and TV Today

'Criticism is a form of theatre,' Emily Nussbaum has said. 'I'm writing for an audience and I don't want to bore them.'

As the New Yorker's TV critic, Nussbaum has won a large and devoted international audience by giving contemporary television the incisive, sophisticated and entertaining criticism it deserves. At the Melbourne Writers Festival, she joined Bhakthi Puvanenthiran for a discussion of art and storytelling on screen.

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival. 


Portrait of Emily Nussbaum

Emily Nussbaum

Emily Nussbaum is the television critic for the New Yorker. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2016. She's currently at work on an anthology and a book about reality television.

Portrait of Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran is Managing Editor of Crikey, writing mainly on politics and the media. Previously Bhakthi was a journalist and editor at the Age and Sydney Morning Herald covering arts, entertainment and business. She co-hosted the podcast Hard Bargain, is a regular media commentator and sits on the board of the National Young Writers’ Festival.

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