Selected Writing by Amber Ruth Paulen


The Crossings
Pembroke Magazine, № 50

Book Reviews

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