Michael Lindgren

210 E 29 St 2A New York, NY 10016 USA
Website: http://www.mikelindgren.net

Professional Experience

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.


Copy Editor
7 Years
10 Years
7 Years


Arts & Humanities
14 Years
Books & Literature
14 Years
11 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
7 Years
Book Publishing Trade/B2B
10 Years
6 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

16 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

n+1 (1-2), Boston Review (1-2), Brooklyn Rail (1-2), Time Out New York Kids (1-2), Washington Post (6-10), Cleveland Plain Dealer (3-5)

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

Technical Skills

Digital recording

Foreign Language Skills


Computer Skills



Digital Camera, Digital Audio


Ron Kolm, Posman Books, 718 721 0946 Tavia Kowalchuk, HarperCollins, 212 207 7665 Roland Pease, Editor, 617 491 8164


National Book Critics Circle PEN America Editorial Freelancers Association American Society of Journalists and Authors American Copy Editors Society

Work Samples

music reviews

(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
(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

book reviews

(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
(Washington Post 4/11/2012)
Book review of three contemporary collections of short stories
(L Magazine 7/20/2005)
Scathing review of Chuck Klosterman's book KILLING YOURSELF TO LIVE