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The Shortlist: Four New Collections of Omnivorous Literary Criticism
Review of Jonathan Lethem’s More Alive and Less Lonely, Adam Kirsch’s The Global Novel, Tom McCarthy’s Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish, and August Kleinzahler’s Sallies, Romps, Portraits and Send-Offs
The New York Times Book Review, June 2017


Review of Jody Shields’s The Winter Station
The Washington Post, February 2018


Review of Guadalupe Nettel’s The Body Where I Was Born
LA Times, August 2015

Review of Judith Claire Mitchell’s A Reunion of Ghosts
LA Times, August 2015

Review of Jennine Capó Crucet’s Make Your Home Among Strangers
LA Times, August 2015

Review of Joshua Mohr’s All This Life
LA Times, July 2015

Review of Mia Couto’s Confession of the Lioness
LA Times, July 2015

Review of Debra Busman’s Like a Woman, David Vann’s Aquarium, and
Matt Summell’s Making Nice
LA Times, April 2015

Review of Sarah Gerard’s Binary Star
LA Times, January 2015


Review of Megan Abbott’s Give Me Your Hand
Newsday, July 2018

Review of Jenny Disky’s The Vanishing Princess
Newsday, December 2017

StarTribune Masthead Tweeks

Review of Curtis Sittenfeld’s You Think It, I’ll Say It
The Star Tribune, May 2018

Review of Isabel Allende’s In the Midst of Winter
The Star Tribune, October 2017


Interview of Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists
Goodreads, January 2018

Interview of Michael Chabon, author of Moonglow
Goodreads, November 2016

Interview of Yann Martel, author of The High Mountains of Portugal
Goodreads, February 2016
Interview excerpted in the paperback edition of The High Mountains of Portugal, from Spiegel & Grau, pub. Nov. 29, 2016

Interview of David McCullough, author of The Wright Brothers
Goodreads, May 2015


Interview of Deanne Stillman, author of Blood Brothers
Los Angeles Review of Books, January 2018

Interview of Elizabeth Crane, author of Turf
Los Angeles Review of Books, July 2017

Review of Yiyun Li’s Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life
Los Angeles Review of Books, April 2017

California, Coming Home: Review of Katherine Taylor’s Valley Fever and Diana Wagman’s Life #6
Los Angeles Review of Books, September 2015

Fog Chaser: Review of Kyle Boelte’s The Beautiful Unseen
Los Angeles Review of Books, February 2015

Accidental Reckoning: Review of Krista Bremer’s My Accidental Jihad
Los Angeles Review of Books, July 2014

True Believers: Review of Megan Hustad’s More Than Conquerors and Sara Miles’ City of God
Los Angeles Review of Books, February 2014


Book Marks Secrets of the Book Critics: Q&A
Literary Hub, June 2018


Do-Overs: Worth doing?
Ploughshares Blog, December 2015

Do-Overs: Star-Crossed
Ploughshares Blog, November 2015

Do-Overs: The Bad Guy Has a Moment
Ploughshares Blog, October 2015

Do-Overs: 5 Books That Tell the Untold Story
Ploughshares Blog, September 2015

Do-Overs: A Little Serial to Tide You Over
Ploughshares Blog, August 2015

Do-Overs: The Meursault Question
Ploughshares Blog, July 2015

Do-Overs: Summer Odyssey
Ploughshares Blog, June 2015

Do-Overs: Four Strong Female Protagonists
Ploughshares Blog, May 2015

Review of Amelia Gray’s Gutshot
Ploughshares, April 2015

Do-Overs: Critical Fiction
Ploughshares Blog, April 2015

Do Overs: A Little Leary
Ploughshares Blog, March 2015

Do-Overs: Reflecting His Story
Ploughshares Blog, February 2015

Do-Overs: Text Redux
Ploughshares Blog, January 2015

Do-Overs: Hamlet Everywhere
Ploughshares Blog, November 2014


Review of Leni Zumas’s Red Clocks
Las Vegas Weekly, February 2018

Review of Attica Locke’s Bluebird, Bluebird
Las Vegas Weekly, September 2017

Review of Jesús Carrasco’s Out in the Open
Las Vegas Weekly, August 2017

Review of Roxane Gay’s Hunger
Las Vegas Weekly, June 2017

Review of Doree Shafrir’s Startup
Las Vegas Weekly, April 2017

Review of Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West
Las Vegas Weekly, March 2017

Review of John Darnielle’s Universal Harvester
Las Vegas Weekly, February 2017

Review of Joshua Mohr’s Sirens
Las Vegas Weekly, January 2017

Review of Marc Myers’ Anatomy of a Song
Las Vegas Weekly, November 2016

Review of Michelle Tea’s The Black Wave
Las Vegas Weekly, September 2016

Review of Margaret Wappler’s Neon Green
Las Vegas Weekly, July 2016

Review of Chris McCormick’s Desert Boys
Las Vegas Weekly, May 2016

Review of Libby Cudmore’s The Big Rewind
Las Vegas Weekly, February 2016

Review of Carly Hallman’s Year of the Goose
Las Vegas Weekly, January 2016

Review of Tara Ison’s Ball: Stories
Las Vegas Weekly, November 2015

Review of Patti Smith’s M Train
Las Vegas Weekly, October 2015

Review of Lucia Berlin’s A Manual for Cleaning Women
Las Vegas Weekly, September 2015

Review of Meghan Tifft’s The Long Fire
Las Vegas Weekly, August 2015

Review of Phoef Sutton’s Crush
Las Vegas Weekly, July 2015

Review of Sarai Walker’s Dietland
Las Vegas Weekly, June 2015

Review of Emily Schultz’ The Blondes
Las Vegas Weekly, May 2015

Review of Paul Beatty’s The Sellout
Las Vegas Weekly, March 2015

Review of David Duchovny’s Holy Cow
Las Vegas Weekly, February 2015

Review of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train
Las Vegas Weekly, January 2015


Emerging Critics Bookchat: Four Tips from Tom Beer
Critical Mass, December 2017

Summer Reading
Critical Mass, August 2017


Double Take: Conversation with Ian MacAllen about Christine Angot’s Incest
Electric Literature, December 2017

Interview of Liska Jacobs, author of Catalina
Electric Literature, November 2017

Interview of Tod Goldberg, author of Gangster Nation
Electric Literature, September 2017

Review of Courtney Maum’s Touch
Electric Literature, June 2017

Review of Jessa Crispin’s Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto
Electric Literature, March 2017

Review of Mike Scalise’s The Brand New Catastrophe
Electric Literature, Febrary 2017

Interview of JoAnn Chaney, author of What You Don’t Know
Electric Literature, February 2017

Review of Stephanie Wilbur Ash’s The Annie Year
Electric Literature, December 2016

Review of Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed
Electric Literature, October 2016

Review of David Szalay’s All That Man Is
Electric Literature, October 2016

Review of Ali Shaw’s The Trees
Electric Literature, September 2016

Interview of Gina Frangello, author of Every Kind of Wanting
Electric Literature, September 2016

Interview of Marisa Silver, author of Little Nothing
Electric Literature, September 2016

Review of Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10
Electric Literature, August 2016

Review of Amie Barrodale’s You are Having a Good Time: Stories
Electric Literature, July 2016

Review of Bruce Bauman’s Broken Sleep
Electric Literature, July 2016

Review of Alison Amend’s Enchanted Islands
Electric Literature, June 2016

Interview of JJ Amaworo Wilson, author of Damnificados
Electric Literature, June 2016

Review of Shawn Vestal’s Daredevils
Electric Literature, May 2016

Interview of Elizabeth Crane, author of The History of Great Things
Electric Literature, April 2016

Review of Jonathan Lee’s High Dive
Electric Literature, March 2016

Review of Amber Sparks’ The Unfinished World
Electric Literature, January 2016

Review of Sarah Einstein’s Mot
Electric Literature, January 2016

Review of Vladimir Sorokin’s The Blizzard
Electric Literature, December 2015

Review of Michel Houellebecq’s Submission
Electric Literature, December 2015

Review of Ashley Farmer’s The Farmacist
Electric Literature, December 2015

Interview of James Sie, author of Still Life Las Vegas
Electric Literature, October 2015

Review of Monica McClure’s Tender Data
Electric Literature, July 2015

Review of Dasha Kelly’s Almost Crimson
Electric Literature, June 2015

Interview of Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts
Electric Literature, June 2015

Interview of Gallagher Lawson, author of The Paper Man
Electric Literature, May 2015

Review of Shya Scanlon’s The Guild of Saint Cooper
Electric Literature, April 2015

Interview of Jill Alexander Essbaum, author of Hausfrau
Electric Literature, March 2015

Review of Cate Dicharry’s The Fine Art of Fucking Up
Electric Literature, March 2015

Review of Kate Mayfield’s The Undertaker’s Daughter
Electric Literature, February 2015

Review of Robert Repino’s Mort(e)
Electric Literature, February 2015

Review of Miranda July’s The First Bad Man
Electric Literature, January 2015

Review of Mark Gluth’s No Other
Electric Literature, December 2014

Review of Cameron Pierce’s Our Love Will Go the Way of the Salmon
Electric Literature, December 2014

Review of Megan Daum’s The Unspeakable
Electric Literature, December 2014

Review of Michael McGriff & J.M. Tyree’s Our Secret Life in the Movies
Electric Literature, December 2014

Review of Justin Taylor’s Flings
Electric Literature, October 2014

Review of Cristy Crutchfield’s How to Catch a Coyote
Electric Literature, September 2014

Review of Edan Lepucki’s California
Electric Literature, September 2014

Review of Kate Zambreno’s Green Girl
Electric Literature, August 2014

Review of Bonnie ZoBell’s What Happened Here
Electric Literature, May 2014


A Year in Reading
The Millions, December 2017


Review of J. Robert Lennon’s See You in Paradise
Paste Magazine, November 2014


Review of Don Carpenter’s The Hollywood Trilogy
Sacramento News and Review, October 2014

Review of Diego Mainardi’s The Fall
Sacramento News and Review, October 2014

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Review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees
The National Book Review, March 2017

Review of Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing
The National Book Review, June 2016


Review of David Means’ Hystopia
The Northwest Review of Books, April 2016

Review of Amy Gustine’s You Should Pity Us Instead: Stories
The Northwest Review of Books, March 2016


Review of H.S. Cross’ Wilberforce and Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk
The Rumpus, January 2016

Interview of Michael Seidlinger, author of The Strangest
The Rumpus, December 2015

Review of Bette Adriaanse’s Rus Like Everyone Else
The Rumpus, December 2015

Review of Jen Grow’s My Life as a Mermaid
The Rumpus, June 2015

Review of Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed, edited by Megan Daum
The Rumpus, April 2015

Review of Jen Michalski’s From Here
The Rumpus, October 2014

Review of Maud Casey’s The Man Who Walked Away
The Rumpus, June 2014

Review of Jac Jemc’s A Different Bed Every Time
The Rumpus, June 2014

Review of Paula Bomer’s Inside Madeleine
The Rumpus, May 2014

Review of Don Carpenter’s Fridays at Enrico’s
The Rumpus, May 2014

Review of Ashley Farmer’s Beside Myself
The Rumpus, March 2014

Review of Jessica Keener’s Women in Bed
The Rumpus, December 2013

Review of Ethel Rohan’s Goodnight Nobody
The Rumpus, November 2013

Review of Cris Mazza’s Something Wrong With Her
The Rumpus, October 2013

Review of Kate Milliken’s If I’d Known You Were Coming
The Rumpus, October 2013

Review of Aimee Bender’s The Color Master
The Rumpus, September 2013


Interview of David L. Ulin, author of Sidewalking
The Nervous Breakdown, October 2015

Interview of Kelly Luce, author of
Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail

The Nervous Breakdown, January 2014


Review of Thomas Pierce’s Hall of Small Mammals
Bookslut, January 2015

Review of Amanda Filipacchi’s The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty
Bookslut, March 2015

Review of Daniel Seery’s A Model Partner
Bookslut, November 2014

Review of Lydia Netzer’s How To Tell Toledo From the Night Sky
Bookslut, August 2014

Review of Shane Jones’ Crystal Eaters
Bookslut, July 2014

Review of Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams: Essays
Bookslut, April 2014

Review of Christopher Merkner’s The Rise and Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic
Bookslut, Feburary 2014

Review of Kelly Luce’s Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail: Stories
Bookslut, December 2013

Review of Luke Barr’s Provence, 1970
Bookslut, September 2013


Review of Leslie Jamison’s The Recovering
The Coachella Review, May 2018

Interview of Bruce Bauman, author of Broken Sleep
The Coachella Review, July 2016

Review of Heather Brittain Bergstrom’s Steal The North
The Coachella Review, June 2014

Review of Michelle Richmond’s Hum
The Coachella Review, April 2014


Review of Peg Alford Pursell’s Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow
Entropy Magazine, April 2017


Review of James Tadd Adcox’s Does Not Love
Buffalo Almanack, Issue 5, September 2014

Under the Gum Tree, April 2013