Nathaniel Rich is an American novelist and essayist. He is the author of the 2013 novel Odds Against Tomorrow; the 2008 novel The Mayor's Tongue; and the 2005 non-fiction book San Francisco Noir: The City in Film Noir from 1940 to the Present. Rich has written essays and criticism for The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, Harper's Magazine, Rolling Stone and Slate.
|That public parks should exist at all was a radical idea.||Environment & Environmentalism ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising|
|Criticism always seemed to me a lot like police work. You look for clues, fingerprints, motives. You need to construct an airtight case.||Work, Workers & The Labor Force|
|I live in New Orleans, because it's the strangest city in the United States. It has the highest murder rate in the country, the highest incarceration rate, and often we have to boil our drinking water, but there's nowhere else remotely like it.|
|I studied literature and Italian at Yale. I wrote my thesis about Italo Svevo, one of my heroes.|
|I try to write 1,000 words. Some people say it's not about the quantity but about the quality. I disagree. You need to write a lot in order to figure out what's good and what's crap.|
|In my experience, scientists are not always the most socially adjusted people, and may have habits and fascinations outside of their work that others might consider odd.||Work, Workers & The Labor Force|
|There is something fascinating about every human being. The question is how much they're willing to divulge.|