John Pistelli is the author of four novels—The Class of 2000, The Quarantine of St. Sebastian House, Portraits and Ashes, and The Ecstasy of Michaela—as well as diverse short fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural criticism that has appeared in many venues. He writes a weekly newsletter on literature, culture, and politics at SubStack. A longtime teacher with a Ph.D. in English, he has uploaded the lectures for two full university literature courses at YouTube, alongside other lectures, audio essays, and audio fiction. He can be contacted for business inquiries at johnppistelli@gmail.com and supported, if you enjoy his content, at paypal.me/johnpistelli. He is unable to accept unsolicited review copies at this time.

The essays here at johnpistelli.com (cross-posted from Goodreads) are primarily devoted to classic books in all genres. They are indexed by genre—fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and comics—and alphabetically by author’s surname here.