Lapham’s Quarterly
“The Triangulation of Empire,” excerpt from The Last Englishmen
August 21, 2018

London Review of Books
“Princess Jasmine Strips.” A review of Guapa by Saleem Haddad. February 16, 2017.

London Review of Books
“What it Feels Like to be a Bomb.” A review of The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan.  June 30, 2016.

Sunday Feature BBC Radio
“Ginsberg in India.” October 18, 2015.

“From the Summits of Empire.” Essay. January 1, 2013

“Through Eastern Eyes.”  A review of From the Ruins of Empire by Pankaj Mishra. December 1, 2012.

“For the Sake of the Song.” An essay on the Bauls and the Beats.  May 1, 2011.

Wall Street Journal
“The Last Stand of Winston Churchill.” A review of  the final volume of The Last Lion by William Manchester. November 9, 2012

Wall Street Journal
“New India, Old Schemes.” A review of The Beautiful and the Damned by Siddhartha Deb. October 15, 2011

The American Scholar
“Kerouac in His Own Words.” A review of The Voice is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac by Joyce Johnson. September 4, 2012.

Writer Read
On reading Mary McCarthy’s collection, The Seventeenth Degree ten years after 9/11.  December 20, 2011.

National Book Foundation
Interview by Megan Gilbert

Cullman Center, New York Public Library
A Conversation between Elizabeth Rubin and Deborah Baker

The Rumpus 
Interview with Deborah Baker about The Convert

Paris Review
“The Subject Talks Back.” Notes from a biographer, Essay. July 7, 2011

The Revealer
“The Urgency and the Lunacy.” A Q & A on The Convert. June 22, 2011

An Interview with the writer Adina Hoffman. November, 2010.