Journalism

A Defense of The Novel
The New Yorker’s Cultural Comment
December 2, 2014
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On Loneliness, NYC and the Process of Becoming a Novelist
Excerpted in Salon from the anthology Never Can Say Goodbye
Oct. 13, 2014
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On Middlemarch and Dropping Out of College
The New Republic
July 14, 2014
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On Shyness and Social Media
Vogue.com
June 25, 2014
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On Middlemarch (Again)
The Millions
December 11, 2013
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On Novels About Love
The New Yorker‘s Page-Turner
November 14, 2013
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On Male Novelists and Female Beauty
The New Yorker‘s Page-Turner
October 2, 2013
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On Richardson, Fielding, Angry Young Men and My Evolution as a Reader
The Millions
June 26, 2013
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On Jane Austen

Slate

April 5, 2013
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On Liberal Guilt and Margaret Drabble’s The Millstone

The New Republic

March 15, 2011
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On Revolutionary Road
The New Republic

December 22, 2008
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“Intern or Die” 

The New Republic

June 25, 2008
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On Jhumpa Lahiri

The New Republic 

April 2, 2008
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“We are Totally Starbucked” 

The New York Observer
November 13, 2007
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“The Good, the Bad and the Gentrified”
The New York Observer

March 19, 2007
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“Proust is Funny”

More Intelligent Life
November 20, 2008
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“Dog Meets Squirrel”

The New York Times
March 9, 2008
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“Cents and Sensibility”

Slate

April 2, 2003

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