Criticism & essays

Once more to the cat: on the reaction to You Know You Want This, LA Review of Books Blog, May 2019

Tweeting through doomsday: on Jonathan Franzen and Olivia Laing, Electric Literature, November 2018

I was warned: on Mary Higgins Clark and abusive men, Crimereads, July 2018

A dead end for mentorship: on Meg Wolitzer's The Female Persuasion, The Lifted Brow, May 2018

Prepare to be ruined, Mask Magazine, March 2018

The hater, Triangle House Review, March 2018

The answer is painfully obvious, Triangle House Review, February 2018

The point is art, Triangle House Review, January 2018

The desires of the protagonist: on Alissa Nutting's Made for Love, The Fanzine, July 2017

Forging a different way of being: on Romina Paula's August, 3:AM Magazine, June 2017

The reality of memoir: on Delphine de Vigan's Based on a True Story, The Rumpus, June 2017

Durga Chew-Bose's taxonomy of self: on Too Much and Not the Mood, 3:AM Magazine, April 2017

Author interviews

Interview with Nico Walker on Cherry, Electric Literature, October 2018

Interview with Michelle Dean on Sharp, Bookforum, September 2018

AIDS is the antagonist: An interview with Rebecca Makkai, Electric Literature, July 2018

Do sophisticated midwesterners exist? An interview with Curtis Sittenfeld, Electric Literature, July 2018

Interview with Cheston Knapp on Up Up, Down Down, Bookforum, June 2018

Interview with Rachel Kushner on prison abolition & The Mars Room, Electric Literature, May 2018

Motherhood is what keeps women oppressed: An interview with Meaghan O'Connell" Electric Literature, March 2018

The Rumpus mini-interview project: Chelsea Martin, The Rumpus, December 2017

Interview with Eli Valley on Diaspora Boy, Electric Literature, October 2017

Claire Messud on the power and pitfalls of female friendship, Electric Literature, October 2017

Interview with Rachel Khong on Goodbye, Vitamin, Bookforum, August 2017

Interview with Camille Bordas on How To Behave in a Crowd, Electric Literature, August 2017

The Hollywood of the self: An interview with Catherine Lacey, Electric Literature, June 2017

The power and purpose of gossip: An interview with Katherine Heiny, Electric Literature, May 2017

Interview with Melissa Febos on Abandon Me, Bookforum, March 2017

San Fermin's Allen Tate on Solitude and His Solo Debut 'Sleepwalker,’ The Village Voice, January 2017

Older work

Forgetting Cormac McCarthy: on dating men who won't read books by womenRefinery29, July 2016

On spending Christmas aloneThe Washington Post, December 2015

Suspicion and the single girlBustle, May 2016

Sexual harassment in the service industry is so common that it can start feeling normalThe Frisky, August 2016

A financial defense of the service industryThe Billfold, August 2016

In defense of not cooking, The Rumpus, December 2015