Drew Johnson

Drew Johnson’s grandmother played piano to accompany the silent films showing at her father’s theater in Pearl City, Hawaii, in the 1920s. Johnson’s other grandfather managed the Rialto — a B-movie theater in Danville, Virginia — in the ’40s and ’50s: monster movies, live performers, barbecue. In his own lifetime, Drew has spent some hours staring at the screen. His fiction has appeared in Harper’s, The Literary Review, VQR, New England Review, The Cupboard, and elsewhere. His essays and other writing have appeared or are forthcoming at The Literary Hub, The Paris Review Daily, The Cincinnati Review, The Believer, Bookslut, and elsewhere. He lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts — by way of Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, and Florida.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

The Generic Spectacular

Drew Johnson interviews Jim Shepard about his new book of film criticism, "The Tunnel at the End of the Light."...


The Ephemeral Real, Part I

a boat on its side in the water, removed from the Italian coastline last month … in a film, "The Great Beauty," forever. This is the first article in a series of six....

The Ephemeral Real, Part I
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