Emma Alpern

Senior Copy Editor, New York Magazine

Emma Alpern is a senior copy editor at New York. She writes about culture, food, and disability.

  1. best of 2023
    The Best Books of 2023 (So Far)A historical tale of mutiny on the high seas, the toll of climate change migration on the U.S., a searing debut novel, and a romance in verse.
  2. fall preview 2023
    In Mona Awad’s Novels, Beauty Comes With a Side of Body HorrorHer latest novel, Rouge, shows how the quest for perfection can send you over the edge.
  3. fall preview 2023
    24 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This FallThere’s even a book by Babs.
  4. encounter
    Andrew Lipstein Tries To Be GoodIn his novel The Vegan, he imagines a finance guy desperate to atone — and not for the sins you’d think.
  5. vulture lists
    18 New Beach Reads for Every Kind of Book LoverBooks so good you’ll forget to reapply sunscreen.
  6. book review
    Catherine Lacey’s Alternate America in Biography of XA “biography” with a warped sense of history.
  7. vulture lists
    The Best Books of 2022Yes, this list features more than one book set in a postapocalyptic world, but have you looked around lately?