Claire Berlinski

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Claire Berlinski
Born 1968 (age 50–51)
California, U.S.

Claire Berlinski (born 1968) is an American journalist and author. Born and raised in California and other parts of the United States, including New York City and Seattle, she read Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford where she earned a doctorate in International Relations.[1] She has lived in Bangkok, where she worked for Asia Times; Laos, where she worked briefly for the United Nations Development Program; and Istanbul, where she worked as a freelance journalist. She now lives in Paris, France.


Berlinski has written two spy novels,[2] a work on Europe's importance to American interests,[3] and an admiring but critical biography of Margaret Thatcher.[4][5]

Her journalism has been published in The New York Times and The Washington Post and many other publications.

Personal life

She is the daughter of author and academic David Berlinski[6] and cellist Toby Saks[7], the granddaughter of composer and musicologist Herman Berlinski, and the sister of writer Mischa Berlinski. She had been living in Istanbul until the height of Gezi Park protests when she decided to move to Paris to be closer to her father after the death of her mother in 2013.[8]


  • Alias Selena Keller, co-authored with Steven Barris (2001)
  • Loose Lips (2003)
  • Lion Eyes (2007)


  1. ^ "Claire Berlinski". Manhattan Institute. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Claire Berlinski: About this author". Goodreads. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Glenn (14 March 2006). "Racism returning in Europe?". Guardian. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  4. ^ Pollard, Stephen (January 16, 2009). "Thatcher's Legacy". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  5. ^ Berlinski, Claire (22 December 2011). "Five myths about Margaret Thatcher". Washington Post. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  6. ^ Berlinski, Claire (Sep 11, 2010). "My Father's Debate With Christopher Hitchens". Ricochet. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Claire Berlinski". Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  8. ^ Claire, Berlinski; Robinson, Peter; Long, Rob (2014-07-31). "The Ricochet Podcast" (Interview).

External links

  • Official website
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
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