for September 2014

  • Elisa Albert is the author of The Book of Dahlia and How This Night Is Different. Her new novel, After Birth, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in early 2015. She lives in Upstate New York.
  • Eula Biss’s newest book is On Immunity: An Inoculation. She is also the author of Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays and The Balloonists.
  • Stephen Burt is a Contributing Reviewer of the Believer.
  • Andrés Carrasquillo lives, works, and volunteers throughout the Chicagoland area.
  • Kimiko Hahn teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College, CUNY, and has written nine poetry collections. Poems in both Toxic Flora and the forthcoming Brain Fever were triggered by rarefied fields of science.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Jenny Hendrix is a Brooklyn-based writer and critic. Her work has appeared in Slate, Bookforum, and the Paris Review Daily, among other places.
  • 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.
  • Joe Kloc is a reporter for Newsweek living in New York.
  • Wayne Koestenbaum has published over a dozen books, on such subjects as hotels, Harpo Marx, humiliation, Jackie Onassis, and Andy Warhol. His latest book of prose is My 1980s and Other Essays (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013).
  • Yusef Komunyakaa’s recent books of poetry include Warhorses, The Chameleon Couch, and Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker. His plays, performance art, and libretti have been performed internationally.
  • Chris Kraus is the author of two books of art and cultural criticism and four novels, most recently Summer of Hate. She lives in LA.
  • Melissa Locker is a writer and editor in New York City, but she’s an Oregon girl at heart. She’s an avid indoorsman, an enthusiastic point-and-laugher, and has a dog named Steve and a Tumblr called Animals Having Parties.
  • 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.
  • J. P. O’Malley is a freelance journalist who writes mainly on books. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and many others.
  • Ingrid Satelmajer has written for MAKE, n+1, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her review of the YouTube Bible appeared in the September 2012 issue of the Believer.
  • Ross Simonini is an artist, writer, and musician living in New York. He is the interviews editor of the Believer and the executive producer of KCRW's the Organist. His website is
  • Rider Strong is an actor and a filmmaker. His films have won audience and jury awards at many film festivals, including Tribeca, Sonoma, and Woods Hole. He co-hosts the podcast Literary Disco.