Join us for our season 4 premiere of AT LUNCH where Julie Salamon sits down with New York Times Critic, A.O. Scott to discuss his return to reviewing books, his career in criticism, and thoughts on our current culture.
A. O. Scott joined The New York Times as a film critic in January 2000, and was chief critic from 2004-2023 during which he wrote 2,220 movie reviews and nearly 1,300 other essays, articles and appraisals. In March, after the Oscars and the end of the 2023 awards season, he moved to The New York Times Book Review to write critical essays, notebooks and reviews that grapple with literature, ideas and intellectual life.
Prior to reviewing films, Scott had been the lead Sunday book reviewer for Newsday and a frequent contributor to Slate, The New York Review of Books, and many other publications. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.