Contributors

for January 2012

  • Christopher Boucher is the author of How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive, a novel (Melville House, 2011). He teaches writing and literature at Boston College.
  • Alvin Buenaventura publishes comics and books with Pigeon Press. He is also the editor for the forthcoming monograph The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist to be released in the Spring of 2012. blogflumer.blogspot.com
  • Blake Butler’s most recent books are There Is No Year and Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia. He edits HTMLGiant and lives in Atlanta.
  • Meghan Daum has been an opinion columnist at the Los Angeles Times since 2005. Her latest book, Life Would Be Perfect I Lived in That House, is now out in paperback.
  • Amanda DeMarco works as a writer and translator, and as the editor of Readux: Reading in Berlin.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Nick Hornby lives in North London.
  • Laird Hunt’s first novel, The Impossibly, will be rereleased by Coffee House Press in paperback with extras next month. His forthcoming novel, Kind One, set in nineteenth-century Kentucky and early twentieth-century Indiana, will be out next fall.
  • Leslie Jamison’s first novel, The Gin Closet, was recently released in the Czech Republic. An extended version of her piece in this issue will appear in It’s Always Been a War: American Creative Writers on Class, an anthology forthcoming from Big Wonderful Press in February.
  • Catherine Lacey is a founder of a cooperatively owned bed-and-breakfast called 3B, and has published work with 52 Stories, Cousin Corrinne’s Reminder, Blackbook, Trnsfr, elimae, and elsewhere. www.catherinelacey.com
  • Beth Littleford was one of the original correspondents for The Daily Show. As an actress, she usually plays either uptight and bitchy (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Desperate Housewives) or a nymphomaniac (The Hard Times of RJ Berger, Spin City). Occasionally, she’s bitchy and sexually aggressive, like in CSI: Miami or the upcoming indie Music High.
  • 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.
  • Alec Michod is the author of The White City, a novel. He’s previously interviewed Richard Powers and Richard Price for the Believer. His new novel is called Homeland Insecurities.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books.
  • Michael Schulman works at the New Yorker, where he covers theater and other subjects for The Talk of the Town.
  • Amanda Stern is the author of the novel The Long Haul, and the founder, curator, and host of the popular Happy Ending series at Joe’s Pub in New York City. She’s at work on her next novel.
  • Jeannie Vanasco lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend and her three-legged cat, Flannery. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, the New Yorker’s Book Bench blog, the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere.
  • Casey Walker has recently written essays on city life and memory palaces for the Los Angeles Review of Books. He lives in Brooklyn, where, as required by local ordinance, he is at work on a novel.
  • Benjamin Weissman teaches in the graduate programs of Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design. He is the author of two books of short fiction, most recently Headless. A new story of his appears in the current issue of McSweeney’s.
  • Brady Welch is a columnist for GOOD and the editor of YrDoingaGreatJob.com. When not combing through old R&B biographies, he’s out surfing at Rockaway Beach near his home in Brooklyn.