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 contemporary novels to critical and cultural contexts. 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.” I live in the smallest house in Mount Vernon, New York.

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