Anka Muhlstein

Anka Muhlstein is a French writer living in New York. Her most recent books are Monsieur Proust's Library and The Pen and the Brush. She was awarded the Prix Goncourt for her biography of Astolphe de Custine.

The Great Convergence

How continental art and literature went global

by Anka Muhlstein | Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The People’s Gallery

A collection that is the brightest light in a city full of them

by Anka Muhlstein | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Glamour and Violence

A group portrait of the brutal Belle Époque

by Anka Muhlstein | Monday, March 02, 2020

Honoré de Balzac’s The Unknown Masterpiece

Anticipating the birth of modern art

by Anka Muhlstein | Monday, September 14, 2015

Proust Imperfect

The Englishman who interpreted France’s greatest novel

by Anka Muhlstein | Wednesday, March 04, 2015