Essays and Articles

"What My Mother and I Don't Talk About" (Longreads)

"A female Doctor Who embodies sci-fi's power to transform" (

"Writers, The Loneliest Artists of All" (Literary Hub)

"Possessed" (Gulf Coast)

"Listening" (The Manifest-Station)

"Running Helped Me Cope With Depression, But Then I Got Injured" (Buzzfeed)

"Dressing Myself For The First Time" (Refinery29)

"Writers and Their Favorite Tools" (Literary Hub)

"The Places We Read: On Solitude and the Reading Habits of Writers" (Literary Hub)

"You're still nothing until you're a mom: Why does pop culture hate the child-free?" (Salon)

"At the Biggest Writers Conference in the World" (Literary Hub)

"The Rise of Independent Booksellers in the Time of Amazon"  (Buzzfeed Books)

A Year in Reading" (The Millions)

Navigating Fear" (The Brooklyn Quarterly)

"Observations From The Middle Of The Ocean" (a personal essay,The Rumpus)

Confessions of an Accidental Book-Burner" (The Paris Review)

"Will social media kill writers' diaries?" (Salon)

Literary self-loathing: how Jonathan Franzen, Elizabeth Gilbert and more keep it at bay”(Salon)

Dave Eggers made me quit Twitter" (Salon)

Vice re-creates female authors’ suicides for maximum trolling." (Salon)

Smart Phone, Dumb Move" (The Center for Fiction)

The Library of Unborrowed Books" (The Paris Review)

Everything you need to know about “Cloud Atlas” (Salon)

Book Reviews

The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy (O, The Oprah Magazine)

All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg (O, The Oprah Magazine)

Darling Days by iO Tillett Wright (The Washington Post)

Riverine by Angela Palm (The Washington Post)

Faithful by Alice Hoffman (Newsday

Goodnight, Beautiful Women by Anna Noyes (Portland Press Herald)

Working Class Heroes: 10 Great Books for the 99% (The Barnes & Noble Review) 

The Fertile Fact: On feminist biography (The Brooklyn Quarterly)

Night at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade (The Barnes & Noble Review)

The Door by Magda Szabó (reviewed for The Boston Globe)

Books to Give to Your Best Friend (a slideshow for

How to Grow Up by Michelle Tea (reviewed for The Boston Globe)

How to Be Both by Ali Smith (reviewed for O, The Oprah Magazine)

The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck (reviewed for The Boston Globe)

The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan (reviewed for The Star Tribune)

Tinkers by Paul Harding (reviewed for The Quarterly Conversation)

8 Great Books About Books (The Daily Beast)

Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru (reviewed for O, The Oprah Magazine)

A Year of Favorites: Michele Filgate’s Best Books of 2012 (Vol 1. Brooklyn)

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (reviewed for The Star Tribune)

Author Interviews

Interview: Elizabeth McCracken (Poets & Writers)

Interview: Karl Ove Knausgaard (The Barnes & Noble Review)

Interview: Kate Christensen (Men's Journal

Interview: Elizabeth Gilbert (The Barnes & Noble Review)

Interview: Jonathan Galassi (Salon)

Interview: Elizabeth Alexander (Salon)

Interview: Kate Bolick (The Barnes & Noble Review)

Interview: Miranda July (The Barnes & Noble Review)

Interview: Marilynne Robinson (The Barnes & Noble Review)

Inteview: Miranda July (The Barnes & Noble Review)

Interview: Sarah Ruhl (The Barnes & Noble Review)

Interview: Caitlin Moran (DAME Magazine)

Interview: Katha Pollitt (Salon)

Interview: Joyce Carol Oates (Salon)

Interview: Kyle Minor (Buzzfeed Books)

Interview: Olivia Laing (Buzzfeed Books)

Voices Carry: An Interview with Elena Passarello (The Paris Review)

Interview: Kate Zambreno (The Daily Beast)


Paul Harding profile (Vulture)

Phillip Lopate profile (The Barnes & Noble Review)

Elizabeth Crane profile (The Los Angeles Times)

Katie Kitamura profile (The Los Angeles Times)

Danielle Dutton profile (The Los Angeles Times)

Marcy Dermansky profile (The Barnes & Noble Review)

Anuk Arudpragasam profile (The Barnes & Noble Review)

Jynne Dilling Martin profile (DAME Magazine)