Matthew Specktor

Matthew Specktor is the author of the novels American Dream Machine and That Summertime Sound, as well as a nonfiction book of film criticism. His writing has appeared in The New York TimesHarper’s, the Paris ReviewTin House, and many other periodicals and anthologies. He has recently been at work adapting American Dream Machine for FX Networks. Photo by Lisa Jane Persky.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Pure Fruit

Katherine Taylor discusses her writing process, the autobiographical nature of writing, and the inspiration in California's Central Valley....


Halloween Fiction Roundtable

LOOK BEYOND THE CANDY AND COSTUMES  — Halloween is a storyteller’s holiday. We fear the witch, the goblin, the ghost, because ...


Impersonating Ourselves

It's no wonder that we are often confused by impostors, delighted by sock puppets, and relieved — most of us, anyway — that we remain singular....


The Cows: A Rumination

The Cows seems particularly playful, gentle. Her consciousness here bristles, stirs, even strains, but it rarely furrows or breaks....


Mr. Sublimation
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