entries regress, chronologically, top to bottom:
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, February 2015: Satin Island, Tom McCarthy; The Infernal, Mark Doten; Green on Blue, Elliot Ackerman.
Multiple Identities, the transcription of a conversation with Tess Lewis, Richard Panchyk, Sophie Pinkham, and George Prochnik about Joseph Roth and Stefan Zweig, appears in The Believer.
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, December 2014: A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, Allyson Hobbs; The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution, Jonathan Eig; The Hormone Factory, Saskia Goldschmidt (trans. Hester Velmans).
An introduction to five coming-of-age essays appears in the December 2014 issue of Harper's Magazine.
GlblVlgIdiot's Annual Report 2014, co-written with co-CFO Alexander Provan, images courtesy of CEO Jon Kessler, appears in the November issue of Art in America.
A review of Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing appears in The New York Times Book Review.
An introduction to a new edition of J.G. Ballard's The Day of Creation, published by HarperCollins UK.
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, October 2014: The Peripheral, William Gibson; Another Man's City, Ch'oe In-Ho (trans. Bruce Fulton, Ju-Chan Fulton); Pavane for a Dead Princess, Park Min-gyu Park (trans. Amber Hyun Jung Kim); The Square, Choi In-hun (trans. Kim Seong-kon).
Literary Animals, an essay, appears in The Fabulist.
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, August 2014: Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, Dave Eggers; F, Daniel Kehlmann (trans. Carol Brown Janeway); Diary of a Mad Diva, Joan Rivers.
An essay on Herodotus, and Russia in Ukraine, appears in the Summer 2014 "War" issue of Bookforum.
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, June 2014: No Place to Hide, Glenn Greenwald; A World of Paper: Louis XIV, Colbert de Torcy, and the Rise of the Information State, John C. Rule and Ben S. Trotter; Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age, Alex Wright.
The Web, a text cowritten with Alexander Provan, to accompany Jon Kessler's exhibition The Web, was performed by actor Neal Bledsoe at Swiss Institute in New York on April 28, 2013, and at Museum Tinguely in Basel on January 26, 2014. A recording of the latter performance is available here.
An essay, Reflection, appears in the catalog Kikuo Saito: Paintings and Works on Paper.
A review of W.G. Sebald's A Place in the Country appears in The New York Times Book Review.
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, April 2014: Shakespeare's Montaigne, John Florio (ed. Stephen Greenblatt and Peter Platt); Collected French Translations, John Ashbery; The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel, Benjamin Black.
The Burnt, the Abandoned, and the Died-on: Bernard Malamud's Three Unfinished Novels appears in Harper's Magazine.
A review of Claudia Roth Pierpont's Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books appears in The Guardian.
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, February 2014: Novels and Stories of the 1940s and 50s and Novels and Stories of the 1960s, Bernard Malamud (ed. Philip Davis); Little Failure, Gary Shteyngart; The Scent of Pine, Lara Vapnyar.
A letter to N+1.
From the Zibaldone Diary appears in Harper's Magazine.
120 Minutes with Slavoj Žižek appears in New York Magazine.
A review of Jonathan Franzen's The Kraus Project appears in The London Review of Books.
A review of William T. Vollmann's The Book of Dolores appears in The New York Observer.
A story, [Untitled Summer Journal Project #10 Revisited], appears in The Brooklyn Rail.
First Family, Second Life, an essay on Thomas Pynchon, appears in the October 2013 issue of Harper's Magazine.
A story, Quapaw, OK, 5/11, appears in Imaginary Oklahoma (ed. Jeff Martin).
A review of Sam Byers' Idiopathy appears in The New York Times Book Review.
Attention! a (short) history, published by Notting Hill Editions in the UK, can be ordered here.
An excerpt from Attention! a (short) history (Notting Hill Editions) appears in Harper's Magazine, May 2013.
A story, Chauvin, Acceptance, appears in Issue 16 of Golden Handcuffs Review.
An excerpt from Attention! a (short) history (Notting Hill Editions) appears in Issue 5 of Coffin Factory.
A story, Nine Recursive Scifi Stories, published originally in Camera Obscura 1, is republished by The Story Prize.
A story, Fat, appears in Tablet.
An essay, Boardwalk Vampires, appears in The New Republic.
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, December 2012: December, Alexander Kluge and Gerhard Richer (trans. Martin Chalmers); From Germany to Germany: Journal of the Year 1990, Günter Grass (trans. Krishna Wilson); Memoirs from the Twentieth Century: A Kind of Trilogy, Luigi Pintor (trans. Gregory Elliot, ed. Alberto Toscano).
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, November 2012: Back to Blood, Tom Wolfe; Magnificence, Lydia Millet; I Am Lazarus, Anna Kavan.
An essay, Helene Mayer: Fencing for Hitler, appears in Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, ed. Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy.
An essay, Open Sesame, appears in Frequencies: Volume 1, "a new biannual journal of artful essays" published by Two Dollar Radio. The journal can be purchased through Powell's. The essay itself is reprinted at The Paris Review.
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, October 2012: Magicians and Charlatans, Jed Perl; The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies—and What They Have Done to Us, David Thomson; Kurt Vonnegut: Letters, Kurt Vonnegut (ed. Dan Wakefield); We Are What We Pretend To Be: The First and Last Works, Kurt Vonnegut.
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, September 2012: Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max; Alan Turing: The Enigma, Andrew Hodges; Alan Turing's Systems of Logic: The Princeton Thesis, Alan Turing (ed. Andrew W. Appel); Alan M. Turing: Centenary Edition, Sara Turing.
The College Borough appears, with a new introduction, at Storyville.
Giving advice at The Paris Review.
An excerpt from Emission appears at Poets & Writers.
A story, Sent, appears in The White Review.
Emission, the film.
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, August 2012: The Attic, Psalm 44, and The Lute and the Scars, Danilo Kiš (trans. John K. Cox); Where's the Truth? Letters and Journals, 1948-1957, Wilhelm Reich (ed. Mary Boyd Higgins); Marie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science's First Family, Shelley Emling.
A story, The College Borough, appears in the July 2012 issue of Harper's Magazine.
A review of Ben Marcus' The Flame Alphabet appears in The London Review of Books.
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, July 2012: Say Nice Things About Detroit, Scott Lasser; Wichita, Thad Ziolkowski; Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Ben Fountain.
A review of Padgett Powell's You & Me appears in the Summer 2012 issue of Bookforum.
An excerpt from Sent appears in Issue 120 of Bomb.
A story, McDonald's, appears in Issue 16 of Triple Canopy.
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, June 2012: The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama, Elijah Wald; Selected Poems, Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Thomas Karshan); Songbook: How Lyrics Became Poetry in Medieval Europe, Marisa Galvez.
Books reviewed in "New Books" column, Harper's Magazine, May 2012: Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition, Robert N. Proctor; Replacement, Tor Ulven (trans. Kerri A. Pierce); Book of My Mother, Albert Cohen (trans. Bella Cohen).
On Four New Messages on KMSU.
Chauvin, Acceptance at Cabinet Magazine (audio only).
My Berlin Airlift appears in The New York Times Book Review.
Year in Review (2011 Edition) in N+1.
Speakeasy, an essay on Bohumil Hrabal, appears in the December 2011 issue of Harper's Magazine.
My Coney Island Crime appears in The New York Times.
An essay, Martyrologies, appears in Tablet.
Bookforum (A Heaven of Others, reviewed)
Bloomberg Visits OWS Demonstration Site appears at occupywriters.com.
A review of Ben Lerner's Leaving the Atocha Station appears in The Faster Times.
A review of Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman's Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan appears in N+1.
An essay, Yizkor, Book, appears in Tablet.
Jewish Book World (A Heaven of Others, reviewed)
A review of Dennis Cooper's The Marbled Swarm appears in the Fall 2011 issue of Bookforum.
A profile of Péter Nádas in New York Magazine.
Translations of six poems by Yitzhak Laor appear in Issue 12 of N+1.
A memory of summer appears in New York Magazine.
A story, The Rules (Gulf Version), appears in Issue 1 of Beecher's Magazine.
An essay on Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago appears in Bookforum.
Two stories, Cafédämmerung (or Allen in Prague, King of May, 1965), and Notes Toward the Crane Poem, appear in Issue 2 of The White Review.
A translation of a poem by Yitzhak Laor, Take Care, Soldier, appears in N+1.
An essay, The Font of the Hand, appears in Issue 11 of Triple Canopy.
A second edition of A Heaven of Others is available here.
A story, Late Style, appears in the Spring 2011 issue of Gigantic Magazine.
A story, Bibliothanatos, or Epigraphs for a Last Book, appears in the Spring 2011 issue of The Moth.
A review of Joshua Sobol's Cut Throat Dog appears in The London Review of Books.
A story, Emission, appears in Issue 196, Spring 2011, of The Paris Review.
A story, Imaginary Appreciations of Myself as Hebrew Poet, appears in the Memoir Issue of Guernica.
A review of Stanley Fish's How to Write a Sentence appears in The New York Observer.
Eight stories: Odessas, Traveling, a, Posterity, Tryst, A Certain Angle, The Most Important Thing, Magazine, in the Winter 2010/2011 issue of Tarpaulin Sky.
The Review of Contemporary Fiction: Spring 2011, Failure, can now be ordered here.
A story, Two Tribal Stories, appears in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Black Warrior Review.
A story, Plans, and an essay, The Joshuas Cohen, 2010, appear in the Spring 2011 issue of Puerto del Sol.
Giving advice at The Paris Review.
A review of the Pevear-Volokhonsky translation of Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago appears in Tablet.
A review of Adam Levin's The Instructions appears in The New York Times Book Review.
A story, Magazine, appears in VLAK.
A review of Tao Lin's Richard Yates appears in Bookforum.
A review of Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story appears in The New York Observer.
A review of Gordon Lish's Collected Fictions appears in Bookforum.
Four stories appear in Everyday Genius.
Call It Sleek, an essay on Henry Roth, appears in the July 2010 issue of Harper's Magazine.
With Hidden Noise (A Heaven of Others, reviewed)
With Hidden Noise (Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto, reviewed)
A story, Cafédämmerung (or Allen in Prague, King of May, 1965), appears in The Return of Kral Majales: Prague's International Literary Renaissance 1990-2010.
A story, Nine Recursive Scifi Stories, appears in Camera Obscura 1.
A fragment of North Vain appears in The Harp & Altar Anthology.
Puerto Del Sol Vol. 45 No. 1 (A Heaven of Others, reviewed)
A review of David C. Dougherty's Shouting Down the Silence: A Biography of Stanley Elkin appears in The Forward.
Triple Canopy podcast with Joseph McElroy is available here.
Preparations, an excerpt from Witz, appears on Ben Marcus' website.
Fantasia Impromptu, a short essay followed by selections from the diaries of Benjamin De Casseres, appears in Agriculture Reader No. 4.
An interview with Dalkey Archive Press appears at the publisher's site.
Thirty-Six Shades of Prussian Blue, an essay on the first artificial color, appears in Issue 8 of Triple Canopy.
Clockwork, an essay on Jewish Time, appears in Tablet.
A review of Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim, ed. Mark Cohen, appears in The Forward.
A review of Imre Kertész's Union Jack appears in Tablet.
A review of Heimrad Bäcker's transcript appears in Tablet.
A review of Gilbert Sorrentino's The Abyss of Human Illusion appears in Bookforum.
Roth, P., a short post on the future of the phone book, appears at the London Review Blog.
A review of Jean-François Revel's Last Exit to Utopia: The Survival of Socialism in a Post-Soviet Era appears in The Forward.
A review of Ernst Weiss' Georg Letham: Physician and Murderer appears in Tablet.
Lines of Occupation, an essay on Yitzhak Laor, appears in the January 2010 issue of Harper's Magazine.
Memories of the Fall appears in The Forward.
A review of The Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain appears in Tablet.
A story, Identical City, appears in The Fanzine.
A "Schema," Forensic Sketches of Literary Criminals, appears in The Believer (print only).
A review of Georges Perec's Life: A User's Manual appears in Tablet.
A review of Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City appears in The Forward.
Famous Infamous Jews appears in N+1.
A story, Mark the Sun, part of the story cycle Bridge & Tunnel (& Tunnel & Bridge), appears in The Brooklyn Rail.
A review of Theodor W. Adorno's Night Music: Essays on Music 1928-1962 appears in The Forward.
A review of Mahmoud Darwish's A River Dies of Thirst appears in Tablet.
Impromptu Fantasias, an essay on the diary of Benjamin De Casseres, appears in Tablet.
A review of Boris Pasternak's Safe Conduct appears in Tablet.
The Literatures of the Two Easts, an essay on the literatures of Zen and Hasidism, appears in Tablet.
A review of Moishe Nadir's That Is How It Is appears in Tablet.
Hung Like an Obelisk, Hard as an Olympian: An alphabet of English-language literature in Paris appears in Issue #4 of New Haven Review.
A review of G The Passive Vampire appears in the Summer Books Issue of The Forward.
Last Man Standing, an essay on John Zorn, appears in the May 2009 issue of Harper's Magazine.
A chapbook of three stories, Four Art Pieces Plus Two, will be published by ML Press in Fall 2009.
A cycle of 12 stories, Bridge & Tunnel (& Tunnel & Bridge), will be published by The Cupboard in Fall 2009.
An essay on the literature of Coney Island appears in Tablet.
New Haven Review (A Heaven of Others, reviewed)
A story, Pick Me Up, appears in Agriculture Reader No. 3.
An essay on Jakov Lind appears as Introduction to Landscape in Concrete, published by Open Letter Books.
A story, Untitled: A Review, is mentioned in The Nation.
An interview at <HTMLGIANT> includes two fictions, Virus, and My Newest Site.
An essay on Jewish writers and writing of the (last) Depression appears in Tablet.
A story, Slush, part of the story cycle Bridge & Tunnel (& Tunnel & Bridge), appears in The Fanzine.
North Vain appears in Harp & Altar.
Penn Statement, written for a Pennsylvania State University symposium on Jewish literature in America, 11/12/08, is available here.
The Office, a five-part, five-day-long essay on the Office Writings of Franz Kafka, appears in Tablet:
An appreciation of Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto from orbis quintus.
A preview of Witz appears in the Last Line series in Esquire Magazine.
A review of Jack Kerouac's and William S. Burroughs' And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks appears in Time Out - New York.
An essay on the painter Soshana appears in Tablet.
A review of Emmett Grogan’s Ringolevio: A Life Played for Keeps appears in Time Out - New York.
A story commemorating the end of the W. Bush presidency, entitled Reagan, Z., appears in 3AM Magazine.
A review of Jed Perl's Antoine's Alphabet appears in Time Out - New York.
The Reading Experience (A Heaven of Others, reviewed)
A review of Mircea Cărtărescu's Nostalgia appears in the New Haven Review.
Purist of the Self, an essay on Gustav Mahler, appears in the July 2008 issue of Harper's Magazine.
The Buffalo News (A Heaven of Others, reviewed)
A Rough Guide to Tzaraat, an essay on Scriptural skin disease, appears at Jbooks.com.
Two reviews appear in the Village Voice: on Zoran Živković, and Karel Čapek.
A review of Daniil Kharms' Incidences appears in Bookslut.
PopMatters (A Heaven of Others, reviewed)
Brooklyn Rail (A Heaven of Others, reviewed)
An interview regarding A Heaven of Others appears in the January 19th edition of The Forward.
KGB LIT (Aleph-Bet: An Alphabet for the Perplexed, reviewed)
The Literary Review (Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto, reviewed)
An excerpt from "Shabbos Dinner, with Letterforms," from Aleph-Bet: An Alphabet for the Perplexed, appears in the August 15th edition of The Forward.
A review of Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto appears in the August 2007 issue of The Believer.
Anecdotal Evidence (The Quorum, reviewed)
The Reading Experience (Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto, reviewed)
Bookslut (Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto, reviewed)
A story, On getting the sheets to stay on the bed... appears in Awake! A Reader for the Sleepless, edited by Steven Beeber, Soft Skull Press, 2007.
A story, Image for an Unfinished Essay on Franz Kafka, appears in The New-York Ghost.
A story, Last Transmission, or Man with a Robotic Ermine, appears in Text:UR - The New Book of Masks, Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2006.
Archive, The Forward.
Archive, Tablet Magazine.
Archive, Harper's Magazine.
Reviews of Witz: The New York Times, The Barnes & Noble Review, Library Journal, Time Out, New Statesman, The New York Observer, The New Yorker, The Forward, Review Fix, The Believer, Jewish Book World, PopMatters, The Stranger, The Millions, OutsideLeft, Times Literary Supplement, Haaretz, io9, Village Voice, Open Letters Monthly