Ben Mauk

Ben Mauk lives in Berlin, where he is a Fulbright research scholar. Previously, he lived and taught in Iowa City. He is a regular online contributor to The New Yorker, and his work has recently appeared in The American Reader, The Sun, The Believer, and elsewhere. His web site is


Private Myths of the Bourgeoisie

In Donald Antrim’s new collection of short stories, characters call out to each other across the traditionally solid borders of the individual story....

The Thrills of Miscellany: David Foster Wallace, Nicholson Baker, and Supplemental Work