Contributors

for Summer 2015

  • Shoshana Akabas is a first-year MFA student at Columbia University studying fiction writing and literary translation. She spends most of her time reading or writing (sometimes about organic chemistry or the pharma industry).
  • Rae Armantrout’s most recent books are Just Saying (Wesleyan University Press, 2013) and Itself (Wesleyan University Press, 2015). Armantrout’s work appears in many anthologies, such as Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics (Black Ocean, 2014) and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (W. W. Norton, 2013). She lives in San Diego.
  • Stephen Burt is a Contributing Reviewer of the Believer.
  • Elisabeth Donnelly is the nonfiction editor at Flavorwire. Her work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, the Boston Globe, and the LA Times, among other publications. She moonlights as Alex Flynn, the coauthor of the teen superhero trilogy The Misshapes.
  • Álvaro Enrigue’s work has been translated into multiple languages, including German, English, and French. He has taught creative writing at the University of Maryland, Princeton, and NYU. He currently lives in New York, where he is visiting at Columbia University. His latest novel, Sudden Death, will be published in English by Riverhead.
  • Catherine Foulkrod is a New York City–based writer. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Iowa Review, New York Tyrant, Artifice, Unsaid, Bookforum, and elsewhere.
  • Gary Greenberg’s first published article, “In the Kingdom of the Unabomber,” ran in the third issue of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. Since then, he has written essays for many magazines, as well as three books. He is pleased to be returning to the fold.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Bob Hicok’s most recent book is Elegy Owed (Copper Canyon, 2013), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
  • Lane Koivu is a writer living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, with his cat, Tuna.
  • Donna Kozloskie is a cultural critic who has recently worked with the Rooftop, True/False, and Tribeca film festivals. Sometimes she writes on her blog, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then. She is currently unemployed; send food.
  • Hillar Liitoja is the founder and has been the artistic director of DNA Theatre, in Toronto, since 1982. DNA has produced over thirty works, all of them radical, including some twenty “environmental” theater pieces, three ballets, and one installation.
  • Mary Mann is working on a book about boredom for FSG Originals.
  • Rachel Matlow is a Toronto-based arts and culture journalist. She is a producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s award-winning arts and culture show Q and has written for the Globe and Mail, National Post, and CBC.ca.
  • Michael McGriff is an author, translator, and editor. His most recent book is a collection of short stories, Our Secret Life in the Movies, which he coauthored with J. M. Tyree. He lives in Austin, Texas.
  • Adam Morris is a writer and translator based in San Francisco. His translation of Hilda Hilst’s With My Dog-Eyes was published by Melville House Books in April 2014. He is writing a book about American messianic movements.
  • Andrew Nurkin’s poems have appeared recently in the Massachusetts Review, North American Review, Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. He lives, writes, and works in New Jersey.
  • Megan Pugh’s poems have appeared in Common-Place, Denver Quarterly, the Oxford American, and other magazines. Her book on the history of American dance is forthcoming from Yale University Press.
  • Brendan Riley’s many translations include Álvaro Enrigue’s acclaimed Hypothermia, (a Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2013), as well as Juan Filloy’s legendary Caterva and Carlos Fuentes’s The Great Latin American Novel, both due out from Dalkey Archive Press in 2015.
  • Tim Sheedy is an English teacher.
  • Kristina Shevory is a US Army veteran and a longtime freelance reporter for the New York Times who writes about business and the military. Her stories have also appeared in outlets like Newsweek, Wired, Foreign Policy, and the Atlantic.
  • Aaron Shulman’s work has appeared in the New Republic, the American Scholar, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. He’s currently finishing a novel, even though he has already “finished” it several times. He lives in LA.
  • Bijan Stephen is an associate editor of the New Republic. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, the Paris Review, n+1, Matter, and VICE, among other publications.
  • Jude Stewart is the author of two books, ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color and the forthcoming Patternalia: An Unconventional History of Polka Dots, Stripes, Plaid, Camouflage and Other Graphic Patterns. She writes about design and culture for Slate and Fast Company, among other publications, and blogs about design as a contributing editor for Print. Follow her tweets @joodstew.
  • Jeannie Vanasco is writing a lyric memoir involving a necronym, psychosis, and an artificial eye. Her writing has appeared in Little Star Journal, the Times Literary Supplement, Tin House, and elsewhere.
  • Monica Westin lives in San Francisco, where she writes about art and is completing a dissertation on ancient rhetoric and aesthetics.
  • Charles Yu writes science fiction, but he does it by taking science fiction apart, turning all the pieces around, then putting them back together so it’s 2,000 percent weirder, smarter, more meaningful, and more fuel-efficient than it was before. He is the author of the novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe and the short-story collections Third Class Superhero and Sorry Please Thank You. Also, he’s a lawyer or something.
  • Nell Zink was born in 1964 in southern California and grew up in rural Virginia. She now lives in Bad Belzig, south of Berlin. She is the author of the novels The Wallcreeper (Dorothy, 2014) and Mislaid (Ecco, 2015).