Readpolitik is my column for guernica on politically engaged fiction & Poetry:

Valeria Luiselli’s The Lost Children Archives

Jason Lutes’s Berlin

Rachel Kushner’s Mars Room

Claudia Rankine's CITIZEN

Miranda July's THE FIRST BAD MAN

Paul Beatty's THE SELLOUT

Emily St. John Mandel's STATION ELEVEN and David Mitchell's THE BONE CLOCKS

Patrick Modiano's Paris

Jeffrey Renard Allen's SONG OF THE SHANK and Ben Lerner's 10:04

Akwaeke Emezi's FRESHWATER 

Jim Shepard's BOOK OF ARON


Book of Revelation, a career retrospective of Cormac McCarthy

new york times book review:

Fred Lebron's SIX FIGURES

Tin House:

Interview with Robert Stone

On David Markson


Video of reading on Meditation Through Noise

Yes, I really have been writing for Salon since 1996, including:

My debate with hugely successful self-published author and Amazon defender Joe Konrath

My displeasure at Lena Dunham's advance

My experience at the Minecraft launch in Las Vegas