Michael Friedrich is a writer living in Brooklyn who covers culture and social justice.
Trading in the Emotional Economy: On Elvia Wilk’s “Oval”
Elvia Wilk's new novel, "Oval," is a blistering diagnosis of how today’s social structures have shaped us....
Suffering Visible: The Ravages of Postcolonial Capitalism in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s “This Mournable Body”
In her sly, layered novel “This Mournable Body,” Tsitsi Dangarembga forces the reader’s perspective toward both violence and its humane alternatives....
BLARB BLOG POSTS
Justin Grimbol on Climbing Icy Driveways and Settling Down to Write
Uncomfortably Numb: On Kate Cole-Adams’ Anesthesia and the Problems of Consciousness