|Nationality||United States of America|
She has written profiles on Barack Obama, Derek Parfit, Hilary Mantel, Robert Gottlieb, Richard Posner, Chelsea Manning and Aaron Swartz, among others. Her 2015 book Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help explores the motivations of people who take altruism to extremes. She is married to the writer Philip Gourevitch.
- MacFarquhar, Larissa (2016). Strangers Drowning : Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help. Penguin Books. ISBN 0143109782.
Essays and reporting
- MacFarquhar, Larissa (Fall 1994). "Robert Gottlieb, The Art of Editing No. 1". Paris Review (132).
- MacFarquhar, Larissa (December 10, 2001). "The Bench Burner". The New Yorker.
- MacFarquhar, Larissa (September 5, 2011). "How to Be Good". The New Yorker.
- MacFarquhar, Larissa (October 15, 2012). "The Dead Are Real". The New Yorker.
- MacFarquhar, Larissa (March 3, 2013). "Requiem for a Dream". The New Yorker.
- MacFarquhar, Larissa (April 2, 2018). "Mind expander : Andy Clark believes that your thinking isn't all in your head". The New Yorker. 94 (7): 62–73.
- Perlez, Jane (12 February 2019). "Roderick MacFarquhar, Eminent China Scholar, Dies at 88". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
- "Larissa MacFarquhar". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
- Larissa MacFarquhar in The UNZ review
- Online version is titled "The mind-expanding ideas of Andy Clark".
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