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My writing has appeared in The New York Review of BooksThe New YorkerThe New York Times Book ReviewThe AtlanticThe Nation, Times Literary SupplementThe BafflerNew Left ReviewPoetry, and The Point.

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.

For all publishing and rights enquiries, please contact aakinwumi [at] willenfield [dot] com.

Selected Work:

The Curious Afterlife of Samuel GreenbergThe New York Review of Books


Heinrich von Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas - The New Yorker

Vladimir Sorokin's Blue Lard The New York Times Book Review

Mircea Cartarescu's Solenoid The New York Times Book Review

Gerald Murnane's Last BookThe New York Times Book Review

Miquel de Palol's Garden of Seven Twilights - The New York Times Book Review

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

James Hannaham's Pilot Imposter The New York Times Book Review

Sam Riviere's Dead Souls The New York Times Book Review

Experimental Fiction ShortlistThe New York Times Book Review

Novella ShortlistThe New York Times Book Review

Thomas Bernhard's MonologistsThe Baffler

Rafael Chirbes's Cremation The Baffler

Garth Greenwell's Cleanness The Baffler

Antonio Di Benedetto's The Silentiary  - The Nation

Ashton Politanoff's You'll Like It Here - The Nation

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

Mario Levrero's The Luminous Novel New Left Review

Fleur Jaeggy's The Water Statues New Left Review

On Pier Paolo PasoliniNew Left Review

Alejandro Zambra's Chilean Poet New Left Review

The Micro-Novels of Peter WeissNew Left Review

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

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

Hope Mirlees's Paris Poetry 

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