for June 2014

  • David Rice is editing his first novel and has stories in Black Clock, Identity Theory, the Last Magazine, Spork, and Pithead Chapel. His web fiction series A Room in Dodge City and graphic novel Lazy Eye Stories are at
  • Louis Chude-Sokei currently teaches at the University of Washington, Seattle. His work includes the award-winning scholarly book The Last Darky (Duke University Press, 2006) and the forthcoming The Sound of Culture (Wesleyan University Press).
  • Brian T. Edwards teaches at Northwestern University. His books include Morocco Bound, Globalizing American Studies, and After the American Century (forthcoming in 2015). This is his third essay for the Believer; others have appeared in McSweeney’s, A Public Space, and Michigan Quarterly Review.
  • Lee Ellis contributes to He is the recipient of a Henfield Prize and lives, for now, in Paris.
  • Sabra Embury’s writing can be found in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Rumpus, Tottenville Review, NANO Fiction, and other places. She lives in Los Angeles with her son, Felix.
  • Kaya Genç is a novelist and essayist from Istanbul. L’Avventura (Macera), his first novel, was published in 2008. He is currently working on his first English-language novel. His work has appeared in the Paris Review Daily, the Guardian, the Financial Times, and on the London Review of Books blog, among other places. He blogs at and tweets at @kayagenc.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Jennifer Kabat is a cofounder of The Weeklings. She lives and writes in rural Upstate New York. Recently she received a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her criticism. You can find her at
  • Rebecca Lindenberg is the author of Love, an Index (McSweeney’s, 2012) and The Logan Notebooks (Center for Literary Publishing, 2014). She holds a PhD in English from the University of Utah, and currently resides in Berlin on the Amy Lowell Scholarship.
  • Lisa Locascio lives in Los Angeles. Her fiction and criticism appear in n+1, Salon, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Santa Monica Review, and many other magazines. In addition to her ongoing research on the life of Roberto Bolaño, she is currently completing a novel, Jutland Gothic.
  • Mary Mann is a Hoosier living in Manhattan. Her essays have appeared in Salon, the Hairpin, the Rumpus, the Toast, Bookslut, and Ploughshares online. Her other writing has appeared in Columbia Journal online and New York magazine online.
  • 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.
  • Jonathan Meiburg is the singer for the band Shearwater. The band’s next album, Jet Plane and Oxbow, is due out in early 2015 on Sub Pop Records. He also studies striated caracaras in the Falklands and Tierra del Fuego.
  • 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.