Ryan McIlvain’s debut novel, Elders, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize in 2013. His other work has appeared in print and online in the Paris Review, The Rumpus, Tin House, Post Road, The Believer, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other venues, and has received honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. McIlvain’s second novel, The Radicals, is due out in February. A former recipient of the Stegner Fellowship at Stanford, he now lives with his family in Florida, where he is an assistant professor of English at the University of Tampa.
The Spectacle of Spectating: On Samantha Allen’s “Patricia Wants to Cuddle”
Ryan McIlvain reviews Samantha Allen’s new novel, “Patricia Wants to Cuddle.”...
Literatainment: A Personal Breakthrough
Ryan McIlvain reflects on the possibilities of merging high-brow literature with low-brow entertainment....
Provisionally Speaking: An Interview with Jonathan Lethem
Jonathan Lethem discusses his ambivalence toward success, being grouped by first name, and his newest novel, “A Gambler’s Anatomy.”...
Surely Some Revelation Is at Hand
ONE MORNING in the first year of my MFA — this must have been April or May of 2008 — a pair of ...
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