Lincoln Michel

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Josephine Decker’s Shirley by Lincoln Michel
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It’s rare for a short story to cause a ruckus, and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is one of the few exceptions.

Josephine Decker’s Shirley by Lincoln Michel
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It’s rare for a short story to cause a ruckus, and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is one of the few exceptions.

We Believe It Won’t Happen to Us: Elisa Gabbert Interviewed by Lincoln Michel
The Unreality Of Memory5

On disasters, the “perverse incentives” of social media, and writing in catastrophic times.

Rion Amilcar Scott by Lincoln Michel
The World Doesnt Require You Bomb Magazine

The World Doesn’t Require You, with its fabulist interrogations of American history, imagines a Maryland town founded by members of the only successful American slave revolt.

Valves Wide Open: Kimberly King Parsons Interviewed by Lincoln Michel
Black Light

The writer on her new story collection, working sentence by sentence, and giving in to her influences.

LOL at the End of the World: An Interview with Mark Doten by Lincoln Michel​
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Tweets, memes, and GIFs tell the story of a Trump-induced apocalypse.

Unsettling Objects: On Samanta Schweblin’s Mouthful of Birds by Lincoln Michel
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Stories full of weird.

Feeling Changed: Rita Bullwinkel Interviewed by Lincoln Michel
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“I love titles that sound good in the mouth.”

Mundanity and Insanity: on Joy Williams’s The Changeling by Lincoln Michel
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Rediscovering a beguiling masterpiece forty years after its publication.

Genre Omnivore: on Dino Buzzati’s Catastrophe by Lincoln Michel
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Fabulism and absurdity from an under-appreciated Italian master.

Fragments as Form: Mary Robison’s Why Did I Ever by Lincoln Michel
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The great lost American fragment novel.

For People Like Us: on Denis Johnson’s The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Lincoln Michel
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A posthumous collection cements the author’s reputation as a master of the short story.

Alexandra Kleeman & Lincoln Michel
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On genre, influence, and getting weird in fiction.

Filling Pools by Lincoln Michel
Sally Mann, The Ditch

People say I have a baby face. 

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