Contributors

for March/April 2014

  • Lili Anolik’s work has appeared in the Believer, the New York Observer, and Vanity Fair. Her first novel will be published by HarperCollins in early 2015.
  • Katie Arnold-Ratliff is the author of the novel Bright Before Us and is a senior editor at O, The Oprah Magazine. She lives in New York.
  • Kathryn Borel is a journalist and the author of the book Corked, which was nominated in 2010 for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, a prize that is important only in Canada. She lives in LA.
  • Traci Brimhall is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press). She also received a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship.
  • Alvin Buenaventura occasionally publishes comics and other things through Pigeon Press. pigeon-press.com
  • Greg Cwik’s work has appeared in the LA Review of Books and on indieWIRE, Flavorwire, Slant, and Filmlinc. He has a master’s in arts journalism from Syracuse University, and multiple pairs of Batman pajamas.
  • Toph Eggers is a screenwriter in Los Angeles. He is also the coauthor of the Haggis-on-Whey series of faux-science books for kids, including the forthcoming Children and the Tundra.
  • Anisse Gross lives and writes in San Francisco, where she serves as an editor for the Rumpus. She has capitulated to all forms of social media, where you can easily find her.
  • 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.
  • Gideon Lewis-Kraus’s first published piece appeared in the Believer in 2004. Since then, he has written for various magazines and newspapers. He is the author of A Sense of Direction (Riverhead Books).
  • 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.
  • Chris McCoy is a screenwriter based in Venice, California. He has written for Paramount, Disney, Dreamworks, and Marvel. His book The Prom-Goer’s Interstellar Excursion will be published by Knopf in 2015. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
  • Nicholas Rombes is the author of the novel The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing, forthcoming from Two Dollar Radio, and the 33 ⅓ book Ramones. He is a professor of English in Detroit.
  • Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press. Her debut novel, O, Democracy!, is forthcoming, in April 2014.
  • John Sayles is a fiction writer and filmmaker. His latest works are the novel A Moment in the Sun and the feature film Go for Sisters.
  • J. M. Tyree is an associate editor for nonfiction at New England Review and a contributor to the BFI Film Classics books series from the British Film Institute. His newest project is Our Secret Life in the Movies, with Michael McGriff.
  • Lawrence Weschler’s more than fifteen books—running from political tragedies through cultural comedies—include Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees (on artist Robert Irwin); Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder (on the Museum of Jurassic Technology); Vermeer in Bosnia; Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences; and, most recently, Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative.
  • Jennifer Willoughby is a copywriter and poet whose work has been published in Court Green, Indiana Review, La Petite Zine, and elsewhere. She lives in Minneapolis.
  • Carmen Winant is an artist and arts writer based in Boulder, where she teaches at the University of Colorado. Winant is a regular contributor to Frieze magazine, Artforum.com, and Art Papers, and she is also the coeditor of the Highlights Journal.