Contributors

for September 2012

  • Alvin Buenaventura occasionally publishes comics and books with Pigeon Press. He is also the editor for the recently released monograph The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist.
  • Francisco Goldman’s most recent work, Say Her Name, was the winner of the Prix Femina Étranger, and was listed as a New York Times Notable book and a best of the year by the Guardian, the Boston Globe, the Independent, New York magazine, and many others. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was a Fellow at the New York Public Library Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He lives in New York and Mexico City.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Richard Herring is a writer and a comedian. His one-man shows include Hitler Moustache and Christ on a Bike. He has written a blog for every single day since November 2002, and has produced hundreds of hours of podcasts, which you can listen to for free at the British Comedy Guide.
  • Brandon Hobson’s fiction has appeared in Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, as well as in NOON, Web Conjunctions, Puerto del Sol, New York Tyrant, and elsewhere. He recently completed a novel.
  • 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.
  • Ben Mauk is a writer and teacher. He lives in Iowa City.
  • Rachel Monroe lives and writes in Baltimore, but hopes to move to a commune very soon.
  • Nicole Pasulka is a writer and editor who wants to build her dream house on the Coney Island boardwalk. Her work has been published in Mother Jones, the Globe and Mail, Salon, and the Rumpus.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books.
  • Rachel Poliquin is a writer and curator dedicating to exploring all things orderly and disorderly in the natural world. She is the author of The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing and ravishingbeasts.com.
  • Ingrid Satelmajer has published essays in Book History, American Periodicals, and Textual Cultures; her fiction has appeared most recently in Meridian and the Southeast Review. She is currently working on a nonfiction book about what she calls “the digital Bible belt.”
  • Frederick Seidel’s many books of poems include The Cosmos Trilogy, Ooga-Booga, and Poems 1959–2009. The poem in this issue is from a new collection, Nice Weather, which Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish on September 4.
  • Andrew Simmons is a writer, teacher, and musician living in Los Angeles.
  • Ross Simonini is interviews editor for the Believer, a founder of NewVillager, and a visual artist who blogs at roosshamanana.blogspot.com
  • Naomi Skwarna is an artist and theater critic living in Toronto.
  • Jude Stewart writes about design and culture for Slate, the Believer, Fast Company, and Print, among other publications. Her first book about color is forthcoming from Bloomsbury USA. Follow her on Twitter @joodstew.
  • Adam Thirlwell is the author of two novels and a novella. He is the guest editor of McSweeney’s Quarterly issue 42—a compendium of multiple translations—to be published in the fall.