Contributors

for February 2005

  • Susan Briante is a poet, translator, and essayist. Recent work has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, the Brooklyn Rail, New American Writing, Sentence, and other journals. She lives in Austin, Texas.
  • Stephen Burt teaches at Macalester College in Saint Paul. His books are Popular Music, a collection of poems, and Randall Jarrell and His Age.
  • Chester is a typeface designer and partner in the New York firm Village. For some reason, his work is very popular in Norway.
  • Andrew Ervin lives in Champaign, Illinois. He has written for the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post Book World, San Francisco Chronicle, and other papers. He has just completed his first novel.
  • Phyllis Fong lives in New York. She works for the Village Voice.
  • John Glassie has written about books and the arts for numerous publications. His book of photographs, Bicycles Locked to Poles, comes out from McSweeney’s in May.
  • Nick Hornby is the author of five books, most recently The Polysyllabic Spree. He lives in North London.
  • Lawrence Krauser is the author of the novel Lemon, and of several plays. He wrote and directed the feature film Horrible Child, currently in post-production.
  • Michael Kupperman can help you to invest your money wisely, with squirrels. He’ll return with triple your investment in nuts, which you can place in hotel mini-bars to realize a huge profit.
  • Jonathan Lethem’s most recent book is a collection of stories, Men and Cartoons. His essay collection, The Disappointment Artist, will be published in March.
  • Javier Marías was born in Madrid in 1951. English-language translations of his novels include All Souls, A Heart So White, Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me, and the short story collection When I Was Mortal.
  • Joseph McElroy is the author of eight novels, including most recently Actress in the House (Overlook).
  • Brian McMullen, a regular chart contributor, is managing editor and graphic designer of Cabinet magazine in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Jon Mooallem’s essay on popular books about meat will appear in an upcoming issue of the Believer. He lives in San Francisco.
  • Sigrid Nunez is a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin for spring, 2005. Her fifth novel, The Last of her Kind, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  • Mark Oppenheimer is the editor of the New Haven Advocate and the author of Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America, to be published in May by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  • Jim Shepard’s sixth novel, Project X, and second collection of stories, Love and Hydrogen, were published by Knopf last year.
  • Suzanne Snider is a Brooklyn-based writer and performer. She is currently working on a nonfiction book about a millenarian communal society in Michigan.
  • Ginger Strand’s novel Flight is due out this May. She has also written essays on poetry, Chekhov, porn, and federal-era playhouses.
  • Mark Swartz is the author of the novel Instant Karma (City Lights, 2002).
  • Margaret Wappler writes for Arthur, LA Weekly, and Nerve, among others. She lives in Los Angeles.
  • Dean Young’s sixth book of poems, Elegy on Toy Piano, is forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press next spring. He teaches in the Iowa Writers Workshop.