Michiko Kakutani, Chief ‘Times’ Book Critic, Steps Down After Nearly 4 Decades

Michiko Kakutani (center) stands flanked by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and his son Ash at a party in New York City in 2008.

For 38 years the Pulitzer Prize winner was one of the most influential voices in the world of books. During her tenure, she lauded — or lambasted — just about all of this generation’s great writers.

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