Author and 2018/19 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar
Cynthia Haven is a 2018/19 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar. She writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, and has also contributed to The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, Virginia Quarterly Review, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and World Literature Today.
Her book, Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard, was published by Michigan State University Press in spring 2018. It has been reviewed to date in the Times Literary Supplement, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and Philadelphia Inquirer, among others.
Cynthia Haven's photograph is by Margo Davis.