Elizabeth Ellen is a college dropout from the Midwest, as well as the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for fiction. Her stories have been published in American Short Fiction, Southwest Review, and Harper’s Magazine. Her first novel, Person/a, was chosen by Literary Hub as a “best work of experimental literature” in 2017.
The first time I met Elizabeth Ellen was in Columbus, Ohio. She made me buy her latest book Person/a: a novel. Later that day we went to a diner with a bunch of people. She made fun of how long it took for me to decide what to order. She tried to predict what I would order. I think her prediction was correct. I ordered a reuben. I think she felt bad, like maybe she thought she’d hurt my feelings. She […]
Trash Night by Elizabeth Ellen It was Monday, trash night. I wheeled the garbage bins to the curb. It was the second night I didn’t have to turn on the heat. I carried the mail into the garage. The next day was my birthday. My husband was stopping by to take me to Flint. I wanted to eat lunch at the mall food court with Tanja, play miniature golf in an ice cream shop parking lot, hold puppies at the […]
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Elif Shafak and Elan Mastai, Juliet Escoria on Elizabeth Ellen’s latest book, and more.
In our morning reading: a new interview with Chelsea Hodson, fiction from John Benditt, news of Donald Glover’s forthcoming television show, and more.
Ben Lerner’s latest is reviewed by Hari Kunzru, talking dystopia with Emily St. John Mandel, the musical influence of Scott Miller, Elizabeth Ellen interviews Aaron Burch, and more.
Talking soccer with Eduardo Galeano; Carl Wilson interviewed Jonathan Lethem; Elizabeth Ellen reviewed Scott McClanahan’s latest book; Tim Hecker gets profiled; and more.
Catching up with The Evens, revisiting Southland Tales, Elizabeth Ellen’s playlist, Ta-Nehisi Coates delivers another fantastic essay, Obits returns, and more.