Isaac Sligh is Associate Editor of The New Criterion. He served as the magazine’s eighth Hilton Kramer Fellow in Criticism. Isaac studied English literature at Sewanee: The University of the South and served as the head curator of the Ralston Listening Library and Archive in Sewanee, TN, one of the nation’s largest collections of recorded classical music and a charitably endowed venue for audiophile listening. He is currently translating a novel with his wife by the bestselling Russian author Viktor Pelevin, for which they received a 2020 RusTrans Award for Russian-to-English Translation. Isaac has lived and traveled in the Caucasus and usually writes on classical music, Renaissance poetry, and Eastern European culture.
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May 26, 2022
On a production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters at the Sheen Center, New York.
Feb 02, 2022
On a concert of Britten, Elgar, and Holst by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
Nov 08, 2021
On “Celebrating Arvo Pärt,” at the Met’s Temple of Dendur in New York.
February 01, 2021
Isaac Sligh & James Panero discuss Russia & beyond
James Panero, the Executive Editor of The New Criterion, sits down with Isaac Sligh, the magazine’s eighth Hilton Kramer Fellow, to discuss his travels in the Russian Arctic and in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia.