MARTIN RIKER

Welcome to my very low-fi website, which contains links to my recent fiction, reviews, essays, and interviews, along with a few of the older ones.

My novel, Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return, was published in October.
Reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly. You can read excerpts at the Brooklyn Rail and LitHub, and an interview at The Millions.

My wife Danielle and I run the feminist press Dorothy, a Publishing Project. There’s an interview with us about it at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

We both teach at Washington University in St. Louis.

I’m not on any social media, but if you want to email me,
it’s martincriker [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Conversation with Stephen Sparks at The Millions

Conversation with Jeff Jackson at BOMB

Interview with Paris Review editor Nicole Rudick

Marcel Schwob in the Wall Street Journal

Clarice Lispector in the New York Times Book Review

Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones in the New York Times Book Review

Fleur Jaeggy in the New York Times Book Review

Ales Steger’s Absolution in the TLS

Guy de Maupassant in the Wall Street Journal

Interview with Joanna Ruocco

Marguerite Duras in the Wall Street Journal

Really the Blues in the Wall Street Journal

Interview with Donald Breckenridge

Orhan Pamuk in the New York Times Book Review

Interview with Jeremy M. Davies

Wolfgang Hilbig in the Wall Street Journal

Simon Leys in the Wall Street Journal

Experimental Fiction in the New York Times Book Review

Joe Brainard and Georges Perec in the Wall Street Journal

Mina Loy’s Insel in the Wall Street Journal

Interview with Gregory Howard

Fiction in the Spring 2014 Conjunctions

Daniel Anselme’s On Leave in the New York Times Book Review

Mircea Cartarescu in the London Review of Books

Interview with Curtis White

Karen Green’s Bough Down in the Wall Street Journal

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar in the New York Times Book Review

Professor Borges in the Wall Street Journal

Imre Kertesz in the New York Times Book Review

Declaring His Genius, Roy Morris’s biography of Oscar Wilde in America in the Wall Street Journal

Paul Auster and J.M. Coetzee’s Here and Now in the New York Times Book Review

The fiction of Pierre Michon in the Wall Street Journal

Jorge Amado in the Wall Street Journal

Interview with Flood Editions

"David Wallace" in the Brooklyn Rail

Fourteen Questions for Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Work and Play: A Conversation with Warren Motte

"Reading Viktor Shklovsky" in CONTEXT

"Reading Piotr Szewc" in CONTEXT

Article on translated literature in the Guardian

"Gilbert Sorrentino" in Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of 20th C Fiction

Gilbert Sorrentino’s Little Casino from the Review of Contemporary Fiction

Lyn Hejinian’s The Fatalist from Review of Contemporary Fiction