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I’m the author of the novels Necessary Errors and Overthrow and the critical study American Sympathy, and I’ve written for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and Harper’s. There’s more info about me at my old blog, Steamboats Are Ruining Everything.