Contributors

for June 2012

  • Lauren Bride is a writer who lives and works in Toronto.
  • Jericho Brown won the American Book Award for his first book, Please. He also received the Whiting Writers’ Award and a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University. His poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, jubilat, and A Public Space.
  • Wyatt Cenac is a correspondent on the Daily Show. He released his first one-hour stand-up special, Wyatt Cenac: Comedy Person, last year. He has written for the Daily Show and Fox’s King of the Hill, and starred in the hit independent film Medicine for Melancholy, which was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards in 2008.
  • Bill Cotter was born in Dallas in 1964. He lives in Austin with the writer/performer Annie La Ganga and a great deal of guilt.
  • Sloane Crosley is the author of How Did You Get This Number, Up the Down Volcano, and I Was Told There’d Be Cake, which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize. She lives and writes in Manhattan.
  • Geoff Dyer’s books include The Ongoing Moment, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition (winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award), and, most recently, Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. His website is geoffdyer.com.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Sheila Heti is interviews editor of the Believer.
  • Zac Hill is a game designer for the card game Magic: The Gathering. A 2009 Henry Luce Scholar, he has taught at Richard Hugo House and the University of Washington. His debut collection, Stories from the Collective Consciousness, will be released in August.
  • 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.
  • Troy Jollimore’s most recent collection of poetry is At Lake Scugog (Princeton University Press, 2011). His first collection, Tom Thomson in Purgatory, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry in 2006. His other books include Love’s Vision (Princeton, 2011) and On Loyalty (forthcoming from Routledge in August).
  • Wayne Koestenbaum has published fifteen books of poetry, criticism, and fiction, including, most recently, Humiliation (Picador, 2011), The Anatomy of Harpo Marx (University of California Press), and Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background (Turtle Point Press). He is a distinguished professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center.
  • Catherine Lacey has published in Fifty-Two Stories, Cousin Corrinne’s Reminder, Trnsfr, elimae, and elsewhere. She is a founder of a cooperatively owned bed-and-breakfast, 3B. Visit her at catherinelacey.com.
  • Tim Lane is a graphic novelist and freelance illustrator. His debut graphic novel, Abandoned Cars (Fantagraphics Books), was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection. His next graphic novel, Folktales, will be published in 2013.
  • 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.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books.
  • Simon Rich is the author of the novels Elliot Allagash (Random House, 2010) and What in God’s Name (forthcoming from Little, Brown in August). He lives in San Francisco and writes for Pixar.
  • Matthew Rohrer is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Destroyer and Preserver, published by Wave Books. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches at New York University.
  • James Santel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania last month. His work has appeared in the Millions and the Rumpus and is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books and the Point.
  • Ross Simonini is interviews editor for the Believer, a founder of NewVillager, and a visual artist who blogs at roosshamanana.blogspot.com
  • Yevgeniya Traps is a doctoral candidate in English.
  • Rachel Zucker is the author of four books of poetry, including Museum of Accidents. With Arielle Greenberg, she coedited two anthologies and cowrote Home/Birth: A Poemic, a nonfiction book about birth, friendship, and feminism. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.