Tom Rachman

Tom Rachman is a Canadian novelist and journalist, best known for his debut novel 'The Imperfectionists'. He has worked as an editor and foreign correspondent, and his works often explore themes of journalism and the human condition.


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  1. 1. The Imperfectionists

    The book is a poignant and humorous collection of interconnected stories that revolve around the staff of an English-language international newspaper based in Rome. It delves into the personal and professional lives of the reporters, editors, and executives who are struggling to keep the paper—and their own lives—afloat amidst the changing landscape of journalism. Each chapter focuses on a different character, painting a vivid portrait of the quirky and flawed individuals behind the headlines, while subtly weaving in themes of love, ambition, and the relentless march of technological change. The narrative captures the bittersweet reality of the imperfections that define us all, set against the backdrop of the declining newspaper industry.

    The 10725th Greatest Book of All Time