Jeff Tompkins



I am a writer, comics artist, and teacher living in New York City. I was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1967 and graduated from Brown University in 1989. My essays and reviews have appeared in CHA Review of Books and Films, the Brooklyn Rail, the Chicago Review of Books, Words Without Borders, and other outlets.


From 2015 to 2022 I was the Online Content and Community Manager for Library of America, the nonprofit publisher, and prior to that I was a Senior Producer for Asia Society New York. 



A Historically Cosmopolitan, Mixed Culture: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's World of Tang China
Cha Review of Books and Films, October 2021


Sharp Enough to Cut Deep: Deborah Eisenberg's Your Duck Is My Duck

Chicago Review of Books, October 2018

The Novel That Defined Jazz Age Berlin
Chicago Review of Books, March 2018

The Maestro and His Double: Haruki Murakami's Absolutely on Music
The Brooklyn Rail, December 2016


Jon Savage's Very Good Year
The Brooklyn Rail, July 2016



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