Boris Fishman

Selected Journalism


The New Yorker

Oct. 27, 2003
Diplomatic Immunity: Not Lost in Translation

New York Times Magazine

Mar. 22, 2020 | Book Review
Emily St. John Mandel Is Back, With a Ponzi Scheme Instead of a Pandemic

Nov. 7, 2019 | Book Review
A New Book From the Creator of ‘Wonder’ Tells a Holocaust Story

April 7, 2019 | Sunday Review
My Daughter's America - And Mine

Aug. 12, 2018 | Book Review
‘A Terrible Country’ That’s Impossible Not to Love

November 19, 2017 | Sunday Review
God Is in the Salad Dressing

June 11, 2017 | Book Review
Just Another Nutty June Weekend in the Rockaways

January 13, 2017 | Book Review
Author's Note: On Being Translated Back To Myself

August 21, 2016 | Book Review
A Novel Imagines Putin Is Retired and Has Dementia

May 29, 2016 | Book Review
Critic's Take: Moscow's Magic Realism

July 19, 2015 | Book Review
A Cargo of Gaudy Misrule

Feb. 20, 2015 | Book Review
Lies, First Person

Oct. 19, 2014 | Book Review
The Power of the Powerless

Jul. 27, 2014 | Magazine
The Empties

Jan. 10, 2014 | Book Review
Dear Sasha, Dear Volodya

Jun. 28, 2010 | T Magazine
Dispatch | Cooke City, Montana

Nov. 18, 2007 | T Magazine
Mexico's Cultural Revolution

Mar. 12, 2006 | Book Review
The News From Siberia

Aug. 21, 2005 | Magazine
The Anti-Collector

Jul. 6, 2005 | Book Review
Wartime Rations

Nov. 21, 2004 | The City
Where Is Home, If the Place You Come From No Longer Exists?

The Nation

Aug. 2, 2004
Laughter in the Dark

The New Republic

Oct. 17, 2005
Burgher King

The Boston GLobe

Feb. 20, 2005
Marginal Contributions

London Review of Books

Sep. 24, 2009
Give My Regards To Your Lovely Spouse

Jewish Daily Forward

Apr. 18, 2014
Love Among the Ruins

Apr. 25, 2014
Looking for Malamud

Jul. 27, 2018
With A Sapphire Ring, We Embraced The Uncertain

The Jewish Week

Nov. 26, 2014
Grandmother, Grandfather, and Me

New York Magazine

June 23, 2015
Turns Out All the Advice My Father Ever Gave Me Was Right

Airbnbmag

2018
Dance, Dance, Revolution!

2018
Vienna Duet

Travel + Leisure

2019
Creative Suite

2017
Could the Baltic States Be the Next Scandinavia?

2017
This Lake Is Montana’s Best Kept Secret

2017
In St. Croix, A Culinary Awakening

2015
Kinetic City: In Moscow, An Unexpected Creative Revolution

Saveur

Feb. 26, 2019
Learning to Love a Ukrainian Chicken Liver Pie

Contact

2016
Russian, American, Jewish: Not So Fast

The Washington Post

February 26, 2018
More Russian Meddling: A Review of Paul Goldberg's "The Chateau"

April 26, 2018
Collection of Jewish jokes shouldn’t shy from the sorrow behind the humor: A Review of Devorah Baum's "The Jewish Joke"

Tablet

June 25, 2018
The Last Thing He Taught Me and the First Thing I Learned

Hanukkah 5777
Bulletin: On Hunting Pokemons in Moscow's Religious Institutions

Jan. 26, 2012
The Stranger

Nov. 18, 2010
Old Ways

Nov. 03, 2010
Under the Chuppah

The Wall Street Journal

Sep. 24, 2009
A Pilgrim in Provincetown - Four Centuries Later

Aug. 24, 2014
Apocalypse Without End

Nextbook

Mar. 02, 2007
The Man Who Would Be King

Jun. 17, 2005
Back From the Shadows

Departures

Oct. 01, 2007
Paid in Persimmons

American Scholar

Jan. 30, 2003
Morocco Journal

The Guardian

2016
Russian Soup for the Soul: How Cooking Helped Me Love Again

2014
My Parents Helped Me Lose My Virginity

Bloomberg Pursuits

2015
The Man In The Mountains

Bookanista

2015
The Bazaar and the Monastery

2016
Testing a Fantasy

Politico

2015
Dear President Putin

Quartz

2016
Letters to Jim Harrison

LitHub

2018
Everything You Think You Know About Anton Chekhov Is Wrong

Other Articles

Any journalist worth his salt has more rejected pieces than published ones. (Or so I console myself.) And they are better than the published ones. (I insist.) Here are some of my favorites:

2020
Humbert the Homeless: On Lolita as Chaste Torment, Immigrant Memoir, and True Love

2020
I miss the cleaning liquid in Mexico...

2020
The Soapy Subtlety of Norway's "Occupied"

2018
Lucky

2015
A Walker In His City

2014
Believers

2011
Pockets Still Empty, But Now They Are Deeper

2011
The Double

2007
On Michael Chabon

2004
A Margin of Freedom

2006
After Katrina

2009
A Dirty Apron

2003
Homeward Bound

Miscellany

   

Chekhov: Stories For Our Time

Introduction by Boris Fishman

Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

Dear Mr. Roell

The Master & Margarita

Foreword by Boris Fishman

Wild East: Stories from the Last Frontier

Edited by Boris Fishman

Russia: Beyond Utopia

Photographs by Andrew Moore
Foreword by Boris Fishman

Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared

U. S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
Boris Fishman, Minority Report Editor

The Subway Chronicles: Scenes From Life in New York

Metro Blues, or How I Came to America