Writing Publications

Reviews

Ryan Smernoff. “A Stranger Steps into the House: On Ashley Nelson Levy’s Immediate Family.” Los Angeles Review of Books. August 31, 2021.

——. “The Brockmeier Variations: A Parade of Spectral Phenomena in The Ghost Variations.” Los Angeles Review of Books, March 24, 2021.

——. “Only the Fools: The Fable of Identity and Convention in Catherine Lacey’s Pew.” Los Angeles Review of Books, July 21, 2020.

——. “Kicking Down Doors: On Timothy J. Hillegonds’s The Distance Between.” Los Angeles Review of Books. December 7, 2019.

——. “Voices Against the Wall: The Hilarious Terror of Karen Russell’s Orange World and Other Stories.” Los Angeles Review of Books, May 18, 2019.

——. “Home is Where the Heart Breaks: Abbigail N. Rosewood’s If I Had Two Lives.” Los Angeles Review of Books. May 4, 2019.

——. “Pamphlets for Sale: How Sam Lipsyte’s Hark Will Save Us All.” Los Angeles Review of Books. January 26, 2019.

——. “Fraught with Peril: Lucia Berlin’s Evening in Paradise and Welcome Home.” Los Angeles Review of Books. November 11, 2018.

Short Fiction

Ryan Smernoff. “Miracle, Pending.” Wild: A Quarterly. March 2014.