Kristin Dombek


Reading October 14th, 2016, 7:30 at Auntie’s Bookstore

Kristin Dombek’s journalism and essays can be found in The Paris Review, Harper’s Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, the London Review of Books, Vice, and n+1, where she writes an advice column called The Help Desk. She has been the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award for nonfiction and an n+1 Writer’s Fellowship, and her essays have been anthologized in Best American Essays and elsewhere.

The New York Times recently wrote a review of her new book The Selfishness of Others: Essays on the Fear of Narcissism, describing Dombek’s writing as “personal essays,” however, “Dombek dignifies the genre. Her essays are personal in the way of Montaigne or Virginia Woolf: bold, humane and more imaginative than ­navel-gazing.” The full review can be read here.

She currently lives in New York City and teaches in the Princeton Writing Program.

You can read her essay, “Letter from Williamsburg,” online in The Paris Review.



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