Colin Dickey

Colin Dickey is the author, most recently, of Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places (Viking), as well as Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius and Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith. He is also the co-editor of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology. He currently teaches creative writing at National University.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

The Suburban Uncanny

This piece appears in the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal: The Occult, No. 22  To receive the ...


Beast Mode

Colin Dickey on Peter Sahlins’s “1668: The Year of the Animal in France”...


On Pictures of Ships

In 1955, UFO researcher Morris K. Jessup claimed to have received a letter from a man calling himself Carlos Allende, pointing ...


The Case Against Cats

Are you a cat person or a bird person? Colin Dickey reviews Peter P. Marra and Chris Santella’s “Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Deadly Killer.”...


On Killing Dogs

Colin Dayan's book "With Dogs at the Edge of Life" attempts to mark out the territory of dogs in our lives....


Saint Joan

"Much of Didion's writing about LA reads not as accurate description of the city but as penance for her great sin of leaving New York."...


Messy Places

A review of Kate Brown's "Dispatches from Dystopia," which tells stories of Chernobyl and other corrupted, polluted areas....


No Success Like Failure

ON MAY 8, 1842, A TRAIN loaded with passengers from Versailles to Paris in the wake of a birthday celebration for ...


We Will Re-Bury You

AT THE SCENE OF HIS MOTHER'S FUNERAL, Elvis Presley — invincible sex symbol, cocksure performer, the man who changed the world and ...

We Will Re-Bury You
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