AboutOur PeopleCarlin Romano

Carlin Romano

Annenberg School for Communication

Carlin Romano teaches media theory and journalism courses in the Annenberg School for Communication. He served as Literary Editor and Critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Critic-at Large of the Chronicle of Higher Education, President of the National Book Critics Circle, and a Guggenheim Fellow in Nonfiction. A Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Criticism, he was cited by the Pulitzer Board for “bringing new vitality to the classic essay across a formidable array of topics.” He is the author of America the Philosophical (Alfred A. Knopf/Vintage), a 672-page critical overview of the U.S. as a philosophical culture, described by the New York Times in a Sunday front-page book review as “ambitious…convincing…an encyclopedic survey of the life of the mind in the United States.” He is also the editor of, and a contributor to, Philadelphia Noir (Akashic Books), a collection of original short stories set in Philadelphia.