I’ve written essays and criticism, print and web features, and reported pieces, mostly about books (nearsighted bookworm), science (geology degree), and nerd stuff (raging nerd). For the determined Internet stalker, find a more comprehensive list of articles here.
“My Unlikely Connection to Steely Dan,” The New Yorker
“Can This Two-Week Program Make You a Better Reader—And Do You Want It To?,” Electric Literature
“Why I Hide from Writerly Dread in the Pages of Self-Help,” Literary Hub
“Looking Up,” University of Chicago Magazine. An essay in which I wax sentimental about the summer I spent hunting gargoyles at my alma mater.
The Best Books for a Broken Heart, The Atlantic
Chinatown by Thuận, Astra Magazine
Nine Books Overshadowed By the Pandemic, The Atlantic
Vagabonds! by Eloghosa Osunde, The New York Times Book Review
The Every by Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review
Four debut novels, The New York Times Book Review
Three short story collections, The New York Times Book Review
Having and Being Had by Eula Biss, Guernica
Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer, The New York Times Book Review
Three Dystopian Novels, The New York Times Book Review
How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell, The Believer
Sourdough by Robin Sloan, San Francisco Chronicle
The New York Times for Kids
I contribute frequently to the New York Times for Kids, a print section in the New York Times on the last Sunday of every month.