A.N. Devers

Bookstores. Writers' Houses. Edgar Allan Poe.

Forthcoming

"The Addition," a short story in Barrelhouse

Fiction

Electric Literature

“The Unraveling,” a haunted look at Brooklyn real estate. Originaly published in Slice Magazine. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Essays

Lapham's Quarterly

"House Hunters," exploring the afterlives of the homes of Ernest Hemingway and Edgar Allan Poe

"The Father and Son Who Believed in Fairies," studying the drawings of Arthur Conan Doyle’s father

"A Pilgrim’s Drunken Progress" surveying the drinking habits of the Plymouth Colony pilgrims

Slate

Review of My Life in Middlemarch, by Rebecca Mead

"Celebrating Dickens in London," wreath-laying at Dickens’s Westminster Abbey burial site on his 200th birthday

Salon

"Are the Ravens Responsible for the Fall of the House of Edgar Allan Poe?" On the eve of the Super Bowl, a look at the Baltimore Ravens' literary legacy

Tin House

"The Terrible Beauty of Tor House," a visit to Robinson Jeffers's hand-built home and hawk tower in Carmel, California

"On the Outskirts," an existential tour of the many homes of Edgar Allan Poe. Received Notable Distinction from The Best American Essays 2011.

Lost & Found: Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edogawa Rampo

Lost & Found: The House of Mist by Maria Louisa Bombal

 

Paris Review Daily

"The Coats of Edward Gorey," on how to purchase one of Edward Gorey’s fur coats at auction.

The New Yorker

"Closing the Book on John Cheever's House," profile of the house that cemented John Cheever's status as Chekov-of-the-suburbs

"A Tale of Two Houses," Edgar Allan Poe’s Bronx home is restored

Departures

"Inside the Homes of Famous Authors," musings on literary pilgrimage

Fine Books & Collections

"The First Editions Club," how to collecting modern first editions

"Pierpont Morgan at the Morgan Library," an exhibit of items relating to his life.

The Rumpus

"Barely Discernible Notes on Barry Hannah," on learning about the author's death

Interview with Wesley Stace

The Washington Post

"A Paean to Poe," a road trip to a Richmond Museum dedicated to Poe

Bust

"The Importance of Being Nancy," feature on the 75th anniversary of Nancy Drew and her cultural impact

Time Out New York

Review of Stacey Levine’s The Girl with the Brown Fur

Time Out NY Kids

"Out of Wonderland," a guide to Alice in Wonderland landmarks in New York City

Poetry

"End-Stopped" and "Singapore Reports Shower," The Southampton Review, Volume VI, No. 1 Spring 2012