Leads MFA fiction workshops for low-residency students at the University of the South.
I teach a workshop course in craft fundamentals and first-person voice in fiction, with close readings of Paul Beatty, Thomas Bernhard, Hallie Butler, Sam Lipsyte, and others.
Oversaw marketing and digital editorial for Brooklyn-based arts nonprofit centered around longform conversations between artists, with 2M annual readers across print and digital.
Conceived and led marketing campaigns for Michael Lewis’s "Flash Boys" (W. W. Norton) and Karen Russell’s digital novella "Sleep Donation" (Atavist Books).
I worked closely with PEN America on the 2017 and 2018 editions of their World Voices Festival of International Literature to bring new and larger audiences to their New York-based events.
I also created industry reports on literary fiction campaigns by small and medium-sized book publishers for a private client.
Created innovative and publicity-generating campaigns for Thomas Pynchon, Nate Silver, and Zadie Smith, among others.
Oversaw online campaigns and digital editorial site Works in Progress for Jonathan Franzen, President Jimmy Carter, Jeffrey Eugenides, Amelia Gray, and Michael J. Sandel, among others.
“Dark, daring, and laugh-out-loud hilarious, Riots I Have Known is one of the smartest—and best—novels of the year.”—NPR“Chapman establishes himself as a master of wit, satire, and heart.”—Apple Books“[A] gritty, bracing debut.”—Esquire“Dazzling...Supremely mischievous and sublimely written.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)An unnamed Sri Lankan inmate has barricaded himself inside a prison ... read more
Jump-start any conversation with this collection of over 350 fascinating, little-known facts. Hand-drawn speech bubbles and a charming conversationalist add personality to memorable tidbits on everything from the number of shipping containers lost at sea (about one per hour!) to now-retired Twinkie flavors (banana cream). Who knew that any month beginning on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13t... read more
Drawing on 30 years of BOMB Magazine, this anthology of interviews brings together some of the greatest figures of world literature for a brilliant and unforgettable collection of sharp, insightful and intimate author conversations. Here we have a conversation with Jonathan Franzen, still an unknown author, on the eve of the publication of The Corrections; and one with Roberto Bolaño, near the... read more
#1 New York Times Bestseller ― With a new Afterword"Guaranteed to make blood boil." ―Janet Maslin, New York TimesIn Michael Lewis's game-changing bestseller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. They band together―some of them walking away from seven-figure salaries―to investigate, expose, and reform the insidi... read more
One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2012 Set in northwest London, Zadie Smith’s brilliant tragicomic novel follows four locals—Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan—as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. In private houses and public parks, at work and at play, these Londoners inhabit a complicated place, as beautiful as it is... read more
#1 National BestsellerWinner of the John Gardner Fiction AwardA National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistA Los Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistIn his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises o... read more
David's wife is dead. At least, he thinks she's dead. But he can't figure out what killed her or why she had to die, and his efforts to sort out what's happened have been interrupted by his discovery of a series of elaborate and escalating threats hidden in strange places around his home―one buried in the sugar bag, another carved into the side of his television. These disturbing threats may b... read more
"One of the more momentous books of the decade."—The New York Times Book ReviewNate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the... read more
A National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistNamed a Best Book of the Year byThe New York Times Book Review • NPR • The New Republic • Salon • The Seattle Times • Houston Chronicle • The Miami Herald • Publisher's Weekly "Remind[s] us with uncommon understanding what it is to be young and idealistic, in pursuit of true love, and in love with books and ideas."―Michiko Kakutani, The New York Tim... read more
Early one morning in New York City, Will Heller, a sixteen-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, gets on an uptown B train alone. Will is on a mission to save the world from global warming―to do it, though, he'll need to cool down his own body first. And for that he'll need one willing girl. Lowboy tells the story of Will's odyssey through the city's tunnels, back alleys, and streets in search of E... read more
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