Selected Writing by Amber Ruth Paulen


Book Reviews

Roman Stories — Jhumpa Lahiri · Full Stop

Kairos — Jenny Erpenbeck · Full Stop

Drifting Shared Memories in I Went to See My Father · Ploughshares Blog

Inhabiting Past Ancestors in Animal Life · Ploughshares Blog

The Reflections in Li Zi Shu's The Age of Goodbyes · Ploughshares Blog

Forms of Obsession: Kristine Langley Mahler's Curing Season · Southern Review of Books

Each a Mirror of the Other: On Michelle de Krester's Scary Monsters · Cleveland Review of Books

The Bonds that Make Family in Chorus · Chicago Review of Books

The Forming of a Self in Claudia Durastanti's Strangers I Know · Ploughshares Blog

Blank Canvases and Self Portraits in White on White · Ploughshares Blog

Withholding and Revealing in Lily King’s Five Tuesdays in Winter · Ploughshares Blog

Cruel Compassion in Zülfü Livaneli’s Disquiet · Ploughshares Blog

A Small Flame in the Dark: On Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go, Went, Gone · The Millions

Non-fiction and Essay

The Spinster of Atrani · Front Porch Journal and anthologized in Best Travel Writing, Volume 11. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize and awarded a Solas Award for Most Unforgettable Character.

De-Romanticizing Rome · The Millions