Richard Beck

Richard Beck is an editor at n+1. His first book, We Believe the Children: A Moral Panic in the 1980s, will be published in August.

No Cleaning, No Cooking: Nell Zink

Richard Beck, 16 July 2015

When​ a tiny press called Dorothy published Nell Zink’s first novel, The Wallcreeper, in October, nobody knew much about her. She was American but had lived in Germany for years, though not in Berlin, the usual home of American artists in exile. Her novel had an opening sentence that would make an MFA instructor proud, even as it seemed to parody MFA style: ‘I was looking at the...

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