Contributors

for March/April 2013

  • Kathryn Borel is a Canadian writer based in Los Angeles. Like everyone in that city, she writes for film and television. She authored the book Corked, which was nominated for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.
  • 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
  • Stephen Burt is a Contributing Reviewer of the Believer.
  • Makeal Flammini is an artist, illustrator, and writer. She is the cofounder of the mobile arts organization the Parachute Project, based in Milwaukee. On her blog, makealcflammini.blogspot.com, she conducts a regular series of interviews titled the Peanut Gallery.
  • Jonathan Goldstein is the author, most recently, of I’ll Seize the Day Tomorrow (Pintail; Spring 2013). His CBC Radio show, WireTap, is now in its ninth season and is distributed by Public Radio International in the U.S. He lives in Montreal.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Marc Herman is the author of The Shores of Tripoli, which is about the Libyan civil war, and Searching for El Dorado, which is about a gold rush in the Amazon. He’s a contributing editor at Pacific Standard. He’s much cheerier in person than the above might suggest.
  • Bob Hicok’s Elegy Owed will be published by Copper Canyon Press in April.
  • 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.
  • Margo Jefferson is a cultural critic and the author of On Michael Jackson. She received a Pulitzer Prize in 1995 and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Columbia University.
  • Paul La Farge is the author of three novels and a book of imaginary dreams. His latest project is Luminous Airplanes, a large web-based fiction.
  • Diane Lefer’s books include the novel Nobody Wakes Up Pretty, the short-story collection California Transit, and the nonfiction book The Blessing Next to the Wound: A Story of Art, Activism, and Transformation, coauthored with Colombian torture survivor Hector Aristizábal.
  • Jonathan Lethem is a novelist, essayist, and short-story writer. He is the Roy Edward Disney Professor of Creative Writing at Pomona College.
  • 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.
  • Brian McMullen is an editor and the senior art director at McSweeney’s. Hang Glider & Mud Mask, a book he wrote for children, has just been published.
  • Rosalie Moffett is an MFA candidate at Purdue University and a poetry reader at the Sycamore Review. She is a winner of the 2012 Boston Review Discovery Contest.
  • Ed Park is a founding editor of the Believer and the author of the novel Personal Days. He is literary editor at Amazon Publishing.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books.
  • Raymond Pettibon’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and internationally, and his works are held in major permanent collections at the Centre Pompidou, the SFMoMA, London’s Tate Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and elsewhere. He lives and works in Hermosa Beach, California.
  • Adriane Quinlan is at work on a novel about young expats in China. Her writing is collected at adrianequinlan.com. Nicholas Rombes is an English professor at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is author of the 33⅓ book Ramones, and a writer for the Rumpus and Filmmaker magazine.
  • Nicholas Rombes is an English professor at The University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan. He is author of the 33 1/3 book Ramones, and a writer for the Rumpus and Filmmaker Magazine.
  • Susan Straight has published eight novels, most recently Between Heaven and Here (McSweeney’s). She is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at U.C. Riverside. She was born in Riverside, California, where she lives with her family, whose history is featured on susanstraight.com.
  • Andrea Tetrick is a publishers’ representative to independent booksellers in Southern California and the Southwest. Her writing has appeared in such publications as Gargoyle, the Baltimore Review, Eastside magazine, and Cleis Press’s Best Lesbian Erotica series. She lives in Bishop, California.
  • Justin Wadland works as a librarian and lives in Tacoma, Washington. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Pacific Lutheran University. His book about the anarchist colony at Home will be published by Oregon State University Press in 2014.
  • Eric Weinstein’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Crazyhorse, the New Yorker, Ploughshares, the Southern Review, the Yale Review, and other publications. He lives in New York City.
  • Benjamin Weissman, who has written two books of short fiction, most recently Headless (Akashic), teaches at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design. Mammoth Mountain is his mecca.