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  Michael Lindgren
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Expert, stylish writer and interviewer with interests in literature, poetry, rock'n'roll, baseball, visual art. Former book editor and bookseller; critic, musician, poet, and painter.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Copy Editor 7 Years
Editor 10 Years
Writer 7 Years
Specialty
Arts & Humanities 14 Years
Books & Literature 14 Years
Music 11 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
16 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Washington Post (6-10), Cleveland Plain Dealer (3-5), n+1 (1-2), Boston Review (1-2), Brooklyn Rail (1-2), Time Out New York Kids (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Becker & Mayer Books (3-5), Penguin Books (3-5)
Other Work History
Bookseller, Coliseum Books
Events Coordinator, Tudor Bookshop
Managing Editor, Zoland Books
Assistant Editor, Academic Press
Computer Skills
Word/Excel
Technical Skills
Digital recording
Equipment
Digital Camera, Digital Audio
Foreign Language Skills
French
References
Ron Kolm, Posman Books, 718 721 0946
Tavia Kowalchuk, HarperCollins, 212 207 7665
Roland Pease, Editor, 617 491 8164
Associations
National Book Critics Circle
PEN America
Editorial Freelancers Association
American Society of Journalists and Authors
American Copy Editors Society

Other
Extensive knowledge of popular culture, music, and art; poet, writer, and painter. BA English cum laude Dartmouth College 1990.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
 
book reviews  
(Washington Post, 4/11/2012)
Book review of three contemporary collections of short stories
(n+1, 5/1/2009)
Essay discussing Blake Bailey's biography of American novelist John Cheever and Cheever's fictional world and its morality and contemporary relevance
(Washington Post, 4/29/2009)
Book review of five recent novels by a new wave of male Americans
(No Depression, 11/1/2007)
Enthusiastic review of David Meyer's biography of seminal country-rocker Gram Parsons
(L Magazine, 7/20/2005)
Scathing review of Chuck Klosterman's book KILLING YOURSELF TO LIVE
music reviews  
(L Magazine, 4/11/2005)
Largely positive review of Carl Barat's band Dirty Pretty Things debut album; review mourns premature breakup of Barat's previous band, UK combo Libertines
(L Magazine, 3/6/2005)
Review of Detroit singer Brendan Benson's album THE ALTERNATIVE TO LOVE; praises Benson for eclectic musicianship while acknowledging lightweight nature of material
Contact Info
  Michael Lindgren
210 E 29 St
2A
New York, NY 10016
USA

Tel: 212 481 6488  
E-Mail: mike_lindgren@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.mikelindgren.net