Contributors

for May 2013

  • Christopher Bollen is a writer and editor in New York City. His first novel, Lightning People, came out in 2011. He is currently the editor at large of Interview magazine and is completing his second novel, a murder mystery.
  • 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
  • Aaron Cutler lives in São Paulo with the artist Mariana Shellard. He keeps a film criticism site, The Moviegoer, at aaroncutler.tumblr.com.
  • Greg Cwik is a New York–centric writer and journalist. He is twenty-three, and will very soon have an MA in arts journalism from Syracuse University. He talks too damn much and too damn much of it is about himself.
  • Scott Esposito is the author of The End of Oulipo? (with Lauren Elkin), from Zero Books. He edits the Quarterly Conversation.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Christopher Heaney is the author of Cradle of Gold, which is about Machu Picchu’s discovery and the fight over its artifacts, and Death of a Sailor, a narrative history being serialized by The Appendix, where he’s the executive editor.
  • 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.
  • Rachel Kushner’s new novel, The Flamethrowers, was published last month by Scribner. Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba (also Scribner), was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award. She lives in Los Angeles.
  • Michelle Legro is an associate editor at Lapham’s Quarterly.
  • Alan Levinovitz is assistant professor of philosophy and religion at James Madison University. He is currently working on a book about the philosophy of toys, researching the history of fine print, and blogging at top-philosopher.com.
  • Since 1990, guitarist Alan Licht has spanned the worlds of indie rock, experimental music, and sound installation, appearing on close to one hundred recordings. He is the editor of Will Oldham on Bonnie “Prince” Billy (Faber & Faber/W.W. Norton, 2012) and the author of Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories (Rizzoli, 2007).
  • 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.
  • Jean Monahan is the author of Hands (Anhinga Press Prize), and Believe It or Not and Mauled Illusionist (Orchises Press). She has received several awards, and her work has appeared in Poetry, the Atlantic Monthly, Orion, and many other places.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books.
  • Bob Solotaroff is professor emeritus in literature at the University of Minnesota and has published books on the writings of Norman Mailer, Bernard Malamud, and Robert Stone.
  • Vendela Vida is the author of four books, and a founding editor of the Believer.
  • Lawrence Weschler, a former staff writer at the New Yorker (1981–2001), is this year leaving his twelve-year perch as director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. He is artistic director emeritus of the Chicago Humanities Festival, and the author, most recently, of Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative.