James Marcus is a writer, translator, critic, and editor. He is the author of Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot-Com Juggernaut and six translations from the Italian (the most recent being Collusion: International Espionage and the War on Terror and Saul Steinberg's Letters to Aldo Buzzi). He has contributed to The Los Angeles Times Book Review, Salon, Newsday, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Book Review, Lingua Franca, The Nation, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other publications. He has also written about jazz, pop, and classical music for Salon, The Oregonian, and WBUR Online Arts. He is currently Editor at Large at the Columbia Journalism Review.