A writer and professor of 19th-century literature and composition at Iona College, my reviews and essays for publications such as Public Books and The Los Angeles Review of Books connect trends in contemporary fiction to critical and cultural contexts, with an eye towards literature’s impact on our imagined and possible futures. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, I received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Despite my adulthood’s determinedly urban, eastward trajectory, I am, in the words of another nostalgic ex-mountain dweller, “a worshipper of nature,” though today that worship usually takes the form of vegetable gardening and weekend hikes. I live in the smallest house in Mount Vernon, New York.

I welcome commissions. Find me at annaeclark@gmail.com or on Twitter @AnnaElizClark.