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


Dance, Dance, Revolution!

Vienna Duet

Travel + Leisure

Creative Suite

Could the Baltic States Be the Next Scandinavia?

This Lake Is Montana’s Best Kept Secret

In St. Croix, A Culinary Awakening

Kinetic City: In Moscow, An Unexpected Creative Revolution


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


Russian, American, Jewish: Not So Fast



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