Andrew Strombeck lives in Dayton, Ohio, where the downtown still looks like New York did in the 1970s. His essays on Colson Whitehead, David Wojnarowicz, Gordon Matta-Clark, Kathy Acker, Rachel Kushner, Don DeLillo, the Left Behind novels, William Gibson,  Richard Wright, and Ishmael Reed have appeared in Post45 Peer ReviewedThe Millions, Contemporary Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, Studies in American Fiction,  Cultural Critique, African American Review, and other journals.