Matt Borondy

Matt Borondy founded Identity Theory in 2000 and continues to edit and publish the site from various mountainous locations. Follow him @mattborondy on Twitter and Instagram, read his Substack newsletters or email him at editor@identitytheory.com. He can also be found at borondy.com.

David Levien

David Levien

"I'm drawn to sub-cultures that have a code, custom, and language of their own. Whether it is underground poker, organized crime, the porn business, law, or soldiering, I am interested in the rules of these insular worlds, and how they mesh and gnash with the greater outside world."

Comment from Graham Nicholls

Dear Matt, Just came by your site and thought it was excellent, a really refreshing selection of articles and reviews. It's good to see an edge to the work, something that is rare in Britain at present. All the best Graham Nicholls Video and Installation Artist http://www.grahamnicholls.com/

Mary Roach

Mary Roach

"Researchers who work with cadavers aren't often eager to talk to writers. They prefer to stay out of the spotlight, and I don't blame them. That was by far the hardest part of doing this book."

Kimberley Snow

Kimberley Snow

"Writing, like meditation, can be a path for developing compassion as well as bringing things up into consciousness. Something about picking up the pen, or letting my fingers just sort of dance over the keyboard, helps to by-pass the normal busy mind and take me somewhere else."

Carolyn Parkhurst

Carolyn Parkhurst

"I don't usually have much of the plot figured out when I begin. I start with the characters, and with a basic premise, and then I just start writing and see where it goes."

Elise Blackwell

Elise Blackwell

"One of the ideas I explore in Hunger, though, is that we don't know who will turn out to be brave under extreme pressure. Timid and annoying people can act with grace, strength, and bravery, while people noted for their courage can prove themselves cowards."

Matthew Derby

Matthew Derby

"my work would never have been published anywhere ten years ago (although maybe that would have been a good thing), but it found a readership in a group of similarly disgruntled, displaced readers who wanted something else."

Keyword Haiku

An archive of little poems we formed by mashing together keyword searches leading to identitytheory.com from late 2002 to early 2003.

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