My writing has appeared in The New York Review of BooksThe New YorkerThe New York Times Book ReviewThe AtlanticThe Nation, Times Literary SupplementThe BafflerPoetry, Jewish Currents, and The Point.


I write a column for The Paris Review on reissued and translated fiction. 

I write a newsletter on anti-realist fiction.


You can reach me via email at dustinillingworth [at] gmail [dot] com, or find me on twitter @ddillingworth.

Selected Work:

The Curious Afterlife of Samuel GreenbergThe New York Review of Books


Heinrich von Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas - The New Yorker

Guido Morselli's Dissipatio H.G. - The New York Times Book Review

Experimental Fiction ShortlistThe New York Times Book Review

Shirley Hazzard's Short FictionThe Nation

Jon Fosse's The Other Name - The Nation

Lojze Kovačič's Newcomers - The Nation

Hardwick, Lowell, and The Dolphin Letters - The Nation

Lucy Ellmann's Ducks, Newburyport - The Nation

Ingeborg Bachmann's Malina - The Nation

Maria Gainza's Optic Nerve - The Nation

On the Idiosyncratic Conservatism of William GaddisThe Point


Uwe Johnson's Anniversaries - The Atlantic

Julio Cortázar's Berkeley Lectures - The Atlantic


Susan Taubes's Divorcing - Paris Review

Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy - Paris Review


László Krasznahorkai's Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming - Paris Review

The Melancholy of John Cheever's JournalsParis Review

The Domestic Disappointments of Natalia GinzburgParis Review

Posthumous BolañoParis Review

Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz - Paris Review

The Epistolary Friendship of Hugh Kenner and Guy DavenportParis Review


Frédéric Pajak’s Uncertain Manifesto - Paris Review

Daša Drndić's EEG - Paris Review

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

Wolfgang Koeppen's Pigeons on the Grass - Times Literary Supplement

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

Garth Greenwell's Cleanness The Baffler