A native New Yorker, Michael Greenberg dropped out of school when he
was sixteen and went to Argentina where he worked as a reporter during
the infamous Dirty War. Since 2003 he has worked as a columnist for the
Times Literary Supplement of London, writing feuilleton-style essays
about New York and the often excruciating ironies of the writer’s
existence. He has also contributed many critical essays and cover
stories to the TLS. Greenberg’s fiction and essays have appeared in the
Village Voice, The Threepenny Review, The Forward, Bomb, Departures,
and The Boston Review.
As a screenwriter and “script doctor” he has worked with photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank, writer/director Rudy Wurlitzer, South American filmmaker Sergio Castilla, and director David Atkins (on the movie Novocain, starring Steve Martin.) Director Jonathan Nossiter (winner of the 1997 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and more recently the director of Mondovino) has recently optioned one of Greenberg’s stories.
Books by Michael Greenberg