My writing has appeared in The New York Review of BooksThe New YorkerThe New York TimesThe AtlanticThe Nation, Times Literary Supplement, and The Baffler. I write a column for The Paris Review on fiction in translation and new reissues. I'm also currently finishing a debut novel about a family of obsessive artists. You can reach me via email at, or find me on twitter @ddillingworth.

Selected Work:

The Curious Afterlife of Samuel GreenbergThe New York Review of Books (print)


Heinrich von Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas - The New Yorker

Experimental Fiction ShortlistThe New York Times Book Review

Jon Fosse's The Other Name - The Nation

Lojze Kovacic's Newcomers - The Nation

Hardwick, Lowell, and The Dolphin Letters - The Nation

Lucy Ellmann's Ducks, Newburyport - The Nation

The Incendiary Modernism of Ingeborg Bachmann's Malina - The Nation

Maria Gainza's Optic Nerve - The Nation

The Post-Truth Antidote of Uwe Johnson's Anniversaries - The Atlantic

Julio Cortázar's Quest for Reality - The Atlantic

On Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy - Paris Review

The Obsessive Fictions of Laszlo KrasznahorkaiParis Review

The Melancholy of John Cheever's JournalsParis Review

The Domestic Disappointments of Natalia GinzburgParis Review

Posthumous BolañoParis Review

The Life and Afterlife of Berlin Alexanderplatz - Paris Review

The Epistolary Friendship of Hugh Kenner and Guy DavenportParis Review

The Ragpicker: Frédéric Pajak’s Uncertain ManifestoParis Review

Daša Drndić and the Balm of Pessimistic Fiction - Paris Review

There Are No Small Fascisms: An Interview with Daša Drndić Paris Review

Chateaubriand's Memoirs from Beyond the Grave - Times Literary Supplement

Garth Greenwell's Cleanness The Baffler