Nathaniel Rich’s third novel, King Zeno, will be published by MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux in January 2018. He is the author of the novels Odds Against Tomorrow (FSG, 2013) and The Mayor’s Tongue (Riverhead, 2008). His short fiction has been published by McSweeney’s, Vice, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and the American Scholar; the story “The Northeast Kingdom” was a finalist for a Best American Magazine Award for Fiction. He served as Fiction Editor of the Paris Review between 2005 and 2010.
Rich is a writer-at-large for the New York Times Magazine; his essays on literature appear regularly in the Atlantic and the New York Review of Books. His reported pieces, appearing in Harper’s, Rolling Stone, and Men’s Journal, have appeared in various anthologies, including the Best American Nonrequired Reading and the Best American Science and Nature Writing.
In 2005 he published a work of film criticism, San Francisco Noir: The City in Film Noir from 1940 to the Present, which Martin Scorsese called “a fascinating work of criticism disguised as a guided tour around a great city.”
Rich lives in New Orleans.