John Jeremiah Sullivan gives a reading of his work as part of the Northwestern University English Department 6th Annual Writers' Festival.
John Jeremiah Sullivan is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the southern editor of The Paris Review. He writes for GQ, Harper's Magazine, and Oxford American, and, in addition to Pulphead, is the author of Blood Horses: Notes of a Sportswriters' Son. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.
The New York Times Book Review called Pulphead the best, and most important, collection of magazine writing since Wallace's A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again and went on to say that Sullivan's writing is "a bizarrely coherent, novel, and generous pastiche of the biblical, the demotic, the regionally gusty and the erudite." And Time Magazine said that his compulsive honesty and wildly intelligent prose recall the work of American masters of New Journalism like Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe.