Contributors

for May 2012

  • Alvin Buenaventura publishes comics and books with Pigeon Press. He is also the editor for the forthcoming monograph The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist to be released in the Spring of 2012. blogflumer.blogspot.com
  • Greg Buium is a writer and editor based in Vancouver. He is currently at work on a documentary about digital culture for CBC Radio’s flagship program, Ideas.
  • Michael Dickman wrote The End of the West (Copper Canyon Press, 2009) and Flies (Copper Canyon Press, 2011). He also wrote, with Matthew Dickman, half of 50 American Plays, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2012.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Nick Hornby is the author of six novels, the most recent of which is Juliet, Naked, and a memoir, Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award for music criticism, and editor of the short-story collection Speaking with the Angel. His screenplay for An Education was nominated for an Academy Award. He lives in North London.
  • Greil Marcus is the author of Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century, Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, and The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice, and other books. His column, Real Life Rock Top Ten, runs monthly in the Believer.
  • Tom McCarthy was born in 1969 and lives in London. His books include Men in Space, C, Remainder, Tintin and the Secret of Literature, and the forthcoming Transmission and the Individual Remix.
  • Rick Moody is the author, most recently, of a collection of essays: On Celestial Music and Other Adventures in Listening (Little, Brown and Company).
  • Darren O’Donnell is a writer, social-practice performance artist, and the artistic director of Mammalian Diving Reflex. He is the author of Social Acupuncture, Your Secrets Sleep with Me, and the creator of the performances Haircuts by Children and Old Women Shooting Guns.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books.
  • John Reed is author of five books, most recently Tales of Woe. His work has appeared in Paper magazine, PopMatters, the New York Press, Time Out New York, Artforum, BOMB, Playboy, Art in America, the Los Angeles Times, the Rumpus, and the Wall Street Journal.
  • Megan Roberts is a freelance writer and editor living in Amsterdam, where she’s currently the deputy editor of Time Out magazine.
  • Ronnie Scott is the comics critic on Australia’s ABC Radio National, and edits the Lifted Brow, an arts and fiction magazine. Visit him at ronnie.theliftedbrow.com.
  • Peter Andrey Smith is a freelance writer, an enthusiastic collector of ephemera, and a lifelong devotee of faits divers. He lives in Maine.
  • Jill Stauffer teaches philosophy and directs the program in peace, justice, and human rights at Haverford College, near Philadelphia. She’s currently writing a book called Ethical Loneliness, about how we might learn to listen to testimony about violence.
  • Ginger Strand is the author of the books Flight, Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies, and Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, the Believer, the Iowa Review, the New England Review, This Land, and Orion, where she is a contributing editor.
  • B. Alexandra Szerlip was a two-time National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellow. When she’s not working on her Bel Geddes biography, she’s writing about nineteenth-century Oriental rugs. Her mixed-media sculpture can be seen at www.redroom.com.
  • Krista Whetstone is a writer and independent filmmaker living in New York City.
  • Tana Wojczuk is an essayist and critic. She has taught writing at Columbia University and Yeshiva University and is the assistant editor of Guernica Daily.