Larissa MacFarquhar

Larissa is a staff writer at the New Yorker and has also written for Slate, Boston Review, New York Times, and The Guardian. She predominately writes profiles, and book reviews when writing for publications outside of New Yorker.  She is married to staff writer/editor at New Yorker Philip Gourevitch. She was an Isaac and Madeline Stein Visiting Writer at Stanford University. She is a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities (NYU).
Schooling
B.A. Harvard University
1-29-17
Given the scope of MacFarquhar’s work, which, until recently has been barely political, it is safe to assume that this is a trustworthy source.  In several interviews she’s alluded to being on an intellectual quest, and it shows in the topics she seems to be choosing. Unfortunately, very little can be found, thus far, on MacFarquhar. She is not as prolific a social media journalist as some others are.
MacFarquhar has published one book:
2015 – Strangers Drowning: Grasping with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help
The following are links to MacFarquhar’s published articles and content, in relative order from earliest to latest:
A Night at the Moth
03-15-93 – Ars Brevis, from New Yorker
07-31-96 – Quel Drag, from Slate
10-29-96 – The Fat Man Sings, from Slate
02-13-97 – Thank Heaven for Little Girls, from Slate
04-17-97 – Who Cares if Johnny Can’t Read? from Slate
07-21-97 – The Face Age, from New Yorker
10-20-97 – Slim Chance, from New Yorker
11-13-97 – Diagnosis: Totally Sane, from Slate
02-02-98 – May-December Dept., from New Yorker
03-09-98 – Femmes Fatales, from New Yorker
06-17-98 – Suffer the Children, from Slate
08-16-99 – Dept. of Human Nature, from New Yorker
09-27-99 – Rag Trade, from New Yorker
10-04-99 – Ink, from New Yorker
10-18-99 – The Connector, from New Yorker
12-06-99 – Looking for Trouble, from New Yorker
03-26-00 – Group Therapy, from New York Times
04-03-00 – Caesar.com, from New Yorker
05-29-00 – The Gilder Effect, from New Yorker
07-10-00 – Rag Trade Celebrating a Magazine That’s Not a Magazine, from New Yorker
08-21-00 – Horse Country, from New Yorker
09-04-00 – Everything Lilly, from New Yorker
10-02-00 – Almost Famous, from New Yorker
11-27-00 – Monster in the Monitor, from New Yorker
03-19-01 – The Mad Muse of Waterloo, from New Yorker
04-23-01 – So You Want a Divorce, from New Yorker
06-11-01 – The Dean’s List, from New Yorker
10-15-01 – The Producer, from New Yorker
12-10-01 – The Bench Burner, from New Yorker
04-15-02 – Oakdale Days, from New Yorker
04-22-02 – The Better Boss, from New Yorker
09-30-02 – The Prophet of Decline, from New Yorker
01-20-03 – Truth in Architecture, from New Yorker
02-03-03 – Bark, from New Yorker
03-31-03 – The Devil’s Accountant, from New Yorker
05-26-03 – The Strongman, from New Yorker
08-18-03 – A Comer, from New Yorker
08-18-03 – The Jazz Singer, from New Yorker
09-01-03 – Shadows and Fog, from New Yorker
10-20-03 – The Movie Lover, from New Yorker
11-03-03 – Midge’s Mash Note, from New Yorker
02-16-04 – The Populist, from New Yorker
09-27-04 – Fit for the White House, from New Yorker
10-18-04 – The Pollster, from New Yorker
10-25-04 – A Dry Soul is Best, from New Yorker
11-08-04 – Not Enjoying It, from New Yorker
04-04-05 – Edward Albee’s Passion Plays, from New Yorker
08-08-05 – Dear Diarist, from New Yorker
11-07-05 – Present Waking Life, from New Yorker
11-28-05 – Baudrillard on Tour, from New Yorker
02-13-06 – Winning Back the Mind, from New Yorker
05-29-06 – Shady Hill Gang, from New Yorker
09-25-06 – The Huntress, from New Yorker
03-19-07 – Bag Man, from New Yorker
05-07-07 – The Conciliator, from New Yorker
02-12-07 – Two Heads, from New Yorker
10-15-07 – Stressbuster, from New Yorker
02-25-08 – East Side Story, from New Yorker
03-24-08 – Chef on the Edge, from New Yorker
11-07-08 – Not Just the Economy, from New Yorker
12-08-08 – Outside Agitator, from New Yorker
02-02-09 – Ms. Kennedy Regrets, from New Yorker
07-27-09 – The Kindest Cut, from New Yorker
01-20-10 – One Year: He Told You So, from New Yorker
02-01-10 – Busted, from New Yorker
03-01-10 – The Deflationist, from New Yorker
03-15-10 – New Math, from New Yorker
12-07-10 – Top Ten Would be Words Submitted to Merriam-Webster in 2010, from New Yorker
09-05-11 – How to be Good, from New Yorker
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10-28-11 – Milk Maid, from New Yorker
03-09-12 – David Change Talks Honest Cooking, Thoreau, and Failure, from New Yorker
05-14-12 – When Giants Fail, from New Yorker
09-07-12 – Why Obama Must Disappoint Us, from New Yorker
10-15-12 – The Dead Are Real, from New Yorker
10-17-12 – On Hilary Mantel’s Booker Win, from New Yorker
11-03-12 – Occupy Sandy, from New Yorker
03-11-13 – Requiem for a Dream, from New Yorker
06-24-13 – Last Call, from New Yorker
08-05-13 – Still Packing, from New Yorker
06-23-14 – Master Class, from New Yorker
01-05-15 – Heavy Petting, from New Yorker
05-08-15 – Bringing Wolf Hall to the Stage, from New Yorker
07-01-15 – The Logic of Effective Altruism, from Boston Review
08-03-15 – The Children of Strangers, from New Yorker
09-22-15 – Extreme Altruism: Should You Care For Strangers at the Expense of Your Family? from The Guardian
01-04-16 – What Money Can Buy, from New Yorker
07-11-16 – A Tender Hand in the Presence of Death, from New Yorker
10-10-16 – In the Heart of Trump Country, from New Yorker
11-10-16 – Learning Trump Won in West Virginia, from New Yorker
12-12-16 – Building a Prison-to-School Pipeline, from New Yorker
A speech to Seattle Town Hall entitled “The Price of Idealism” – 
A speech at the Chautauqua Institution entitled “Strangers Drowning” – 

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