IMG_1734Here are some examples of literary criticism I’ve written for the Times, including works by Colson Whitehead and Geoff Dyer.

I like books and where they go.

Joseph Fink & Jeffery Cranor, “Welcome to Night Vale”  (Oct. 16, 2015)

Herbie Hancock, “Possibilities” (Nov. 6, 2014)

Karen Joy Fowler, “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” (June 13, 2013)

Alejandro Zambra, “Ways of Going Home” (Jan. 31, 2013)

L.A. as scene of the crime in Diana Wagman’s  “The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets” (Nov. 4, 2012)

Festival of Books: Etgar Keret and Amelia Gray keep the whimsy coming (April 22, 2012)

Festival of Books: Talking funny with Merrill Markoe and Jill Solloway (April 22, 2012)

Esi Edugyan, “Half Blood Blues” (March 4, 2012)

Geoff Dyer, “Zona” (Feb. 26, 2012)

Ben Marcus, “The Flame Alphabet” (Feb. 24, 2012)

Chad Harbach, “The Art of Fielding” (Oct. 16, 2011)

Colson Whitehead, “Zone One” (Oct. 30, 2011)

Daniel H. Wilson, “Robopocalypse” (July 18, 2011)

Graham Joyce, “The Silent Land” (April 21, 2011)

Jonathan Coe, “The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim” (March 27, 2011)


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