Contributors

for May 2010

  • Alvin Buenaventura is the publisher of Buenaventura Press.
  • Stephen Burt’s book of essays, Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry, is out now!
  • Josh Fischel’s recent work has appeared in the Bygone Bureau and the Nashua Telegraph (NH). He lives near Boston with his wife.
  • Lev Grossman is the author of the novel The Magicians, which was a New York Times best seller.
  • Daniel Handler is the author of three novels and many, many books for children.
  • Todd Hanson is a writer and editor for the Onion, where he has worked for nearly twenty years. He has also appeared on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and is a regular cast member of Adult Swim’s Squidbillies. He lives in Brooklyn with his two cats, James Boswell and Dr. Samuel Johnson.
  • Nick Hornby lives in North London.
  • Jessica Loudis is a Brooklyn-based writer who works at Slate and is an associate editor at Conjunctions.
  • 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.
  • Rick Moody’s forthcoming novel is The Four Fingers of Death. He plays music in the Wingdale Community Singers. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.
  • Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Search Engine and of Cinephrastics, a chapbook of movie poems. Her new book, The Cold War, will be published in 2011.
  • M. Rebekah Otto lives in Berkeley, California. She is the assistant books editor of the Rumpus and an editorial aide at Atlas Obscura.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written four books.
  • Stephen Phelan is an Irish journalist and broadcaster now living in Japan, where he is working on a book about ninjas, and still pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming one.
  • M. Lynx Qualey (mlynxqualey.com) writes about Arabic literature. She lives in Cairo.
  • Nicole Rudick is a writer in New York. Her criticism has recently appeared in the L.A. Times, Aperture, the Millions, and Bookforum.
  • Namwali Serpell is from Zambia. She is an assistant professor in English at the University of California, Berkeley. She has written for Bidoun. Her story “Muzungu,” originally published in Callaloo, was included in The Best American Short Stories 2009.
  • Suzanne Snider’s work has appeared in several magazines and a few artists’ catalogs. She teaches courses on oral history, song hunting, and fieldwork at the New School University, and is currently completing a book about two rival communes on adjacent land.
  • Jude Stewart has written on design and culture for Slate, I.D., Metropolis, and BusinessWeek. As a contributing editor for Print (printmag.com) she writes Colorswatch, a twice-monthly column on color. Follow her tweets on color at twitter.com/joodstew.
  • Ken Tucker, editor at large for Entertainment Weekly, has written about poetry for the New York Times, the Village Voice, and the Best American Poetry blog. He is working on a book about poetry and pop culture.
  • Annie Julia Wyman received her MA in English from Stanford in 2009 and will enter the Department of English at Harvard as a doctoral candidate this fall. This is her first piece for the Believer.