In addition to editing and teaching, I occasionally write:


7.13.11 // The Fictions of Asylum Seekers — in Fiction, on Dinaw Mengestu's compassionate portrayal (in How to Read the Air) of a man who helps immigrants in America embellish their petitions for asylum.

9.28.10 // Before 'Scott Pilgrim,' a Girl Adrift, on Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel Lost at Sea.

6.15.10 // Are You Ready to Publish Your Novel?, on 826 National's tongue-in-cheek motivational poster, as well as The Secret Miracle: The Novelist's Handbook, edited by Daniel Alarcón.

4.28.10 // Ander Monson's 'Vanishing Point': The Future of the Book.

4.27.10 // LRB Panel: The Future of Reading, on a discussion between John Lanchester, Colm Toibin, Mary-Kay Wilmers and James Wood.

11.17.09 // A Century of Bugaboos, on Ambrose Bierce's 'Write It Right,' by Jan Freeman.

2.26.09 // The Copy Editors' Survival Guide, on The Subversive Copy Editor, by Carol Fisher Saller.

3.26.08 // Words, Glorious Words, on Foyle's Philavery: A Treasury of Unusual Words, by Christopher Foyle.