for May 2004

  • Joshuah Bearman is a writer and, along with his girlfriend, a jewelry proprieter. He lives in Hollywood, where he is a contributor to the LA Weekly and other publications.
  • Stephen Burt wrote Popular Music, a book of poems (CLP/Colorado, 1999), and Randall Jarrell and His Age (Columbia UP), a book of literary criticism. In 2005, Graywolf Press will publish another book of his poems, called Parallel Play. He teaches at Macalester College in Saint Paul.
  • Dave Eggers lives in California.
  • Nick Hornby is the author of five books, most recently Songbook. He lives in north London.
  • Andy Lamey, a former columnist and books editor for the National Post, has written for the New Republic, the TLS and CBC radio’s Ideas program. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Kevin Moffett writes a monthly column about zoos and amusement parks for Funworld Magazine. He lives in Iowa City.
  • David Ng lives in New York and writes about technology, the arts, and popular culture.
  • Jason Pontin was the editor of Red Herring from 1996 to 2002, and editor of Acumen from 2002 to 2004. He is very tired of technology.
  • Milana Vuković Runjić writes a sex column for the Croatian newsweekly Globus. This month’s column, like last month’s, was written specifically for the Believer.
  • Jill Stauffer is a teacher, writer, baker of cakes, and the editor of h2so4, a journal of philosophy and politics.
  • Lynne Tillman’s most recent book is This Is Not It, a collection of stories inspired by contemporary art. Her novels are Haunted Houses, Motion Sickness, Cast in Doubt, and No Lease on Life; her other fiction collections are The Madame Realism Complex and Absence Makes the Heart. She lives in Manhattan with musician David Hofstra.
  • Nick Valvo lives in Oberlin, Ohio, but only for about three more weeks.