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Open City was the subject of a long and extraordinary review in the New Yorker. There were also positive reviews in the New York Times, the Economist, Time Magazine, the New York Review of Books, and many others. There’s a dedicated website for the book here. A feature about Open City on National Public Radio. The page includes audio of an interview, a summary, a transcript, and an excerpt of the book.
Four of my favorite interviews are these two long ones in audio on Radio Open Source and CBC Radio, and these two in print: at Guernica and at 3AM Magazine. Other interviews are at Mint, PBS NewsHour, and Mother Jones. I’m particularly fond of this conversation with Aleksandar Hemon.
My Twitter project (“small fates”) involved taking news reports from New York newspapers of 1912 or from contemporary Nigeria and rewriting them in the ironic and epigrammatic style of Félix Fénéon. The project was featured on NPR and on the New Yorker. The New York City fates are published in John Freeman’s anthology, Tale of Two Cities. I also have an active page on Facebook, which I primarily use to share all the latest news about my writing and upcoming appearances. I’m on faculty at Bard College, where I serve as the Distinguished Writer in Residence. My courses in the past few years have been in writing, literature, and art history.