My name is Ian J. Battaglia, and I am a writer and editor based out of Chicago. I serve on staff at the Chicago Review of Books as the New Initiatives Director and an Editor, and at Tofugu as an Editor and Writer. I'm also the author of the column "The Translator's Voice," which is forthcoming at the Chicago Review of Books.
I'm a writer of fiction, literary criticism, interviews, essays, and beyond. My writing has been featured in The LA Review of Books, Input Magazine, The Kenyon Review, The Chicago Reader, and Full Stop Magazine, among others. As a screenwriter, I was selected to write the official adaptation of Nathaniel Rich's short story, "Hermie". I was accepted to the Residencia Corazón in La Plata, Buenos Aires, as well as the Gradient Residence on Galiano Island. I am currently working on a novel manuscript.
For a more complete C.V. or other writing samples, please contact me.
ESSAYS & FEATURES:
"Street Papers: A Story of Housing, Publishing, and Noir," The LA Review of Books
The Liminality of Craig Mod, The Chicago Review of Books
Choose Your Own Myth in “Where You Come From” (on Saša Stanišić's Where You Come From, t.r. Damion Searls), The Chicago Review of Books
Lives After Murder in “Lemon” (on Kwon Yeo-sun's Lemon, t.r. Janet Hong), The Chicago Review of Books
The Resonance of Memory in “Tokyo Ueno Station” (on Miri Yu's Tokyo Ueno Station, t.r. Morgan Giles), The Chicago Review of Books
The Intimacy of a Moment (on Garth Greenwell's Cleanness), The Chicago Review of Books
"Sam Bett and David Boyd on Translating Kawakami Mieko's Heaven," Full-Stop Magazine
An Interview with Keiler Roberts About The Evolution of Comic Autobiography in “My Begging Chart,” The Chicago Review of Books
Duality, Complexity, and the Architecture of a Story in “Consent,” The Chicago Review of Books