HI.
I'M MIKE.

I WROTE BOOK A BOOK CALLED DUPLEX.

"A miraculous combination of comedy and despair 

. . . I completely loved the book."
— David Shields, author of Reality Hunger

“I loved hanging out in Mike Nagel's Duplex! It was discombobulating in all the best ways. I look forward to seeing what he does next.”
— Amy Fusselman, author of Idiophone

"...a possibly ideal reading experience..."

— Aaron Burch, founding editor of Hobart, HAD, & WAS Quarterly

“...a pandemic-era chronicle in which, as things come apart, Nagel does something more important, more impressive and more difficult than making perfect sense: he tells you the truth.”
— J. D. Daniels, author of The Correspondence

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YOU CAN BUY IT FROM AUTOFOCUS BOOKS.

OR AMAZON.

OR YOU CAN READ SOME ESSAYS ONLINE FOR FREE.

SELECTED NONSENSE 

BEEF HAM, The Hunger

Handbrake, Hobart

 

Larry, Who Got Hit By a Bus, Outlook Springs

 

Object Permanence, DIAGRAM

Stranger, Spry

What Doesn't Kill Us, The Spectacle

Beached Whales, Apt

Burning Man, Hobart

The Blue, Pithead Chapel

Aflockalypse Now, Storyscape

 

Soul of America's Urban Park Machine, The Awl

 

Grocery Notes, Hobart

 

Let's Talk about Skin, The Paris Review Daily

Twilight of the Indoor Mall, The Awl

 

3rd Person, Belle Ombre

 

Michigan, Juked

 

Castle Bravo, Apt

THANKS FOR VISITING.

COME AGAIN.

Mike Nagel's work has appeared in The Awl, apt, Hobart, Salt Hill, DIAGRAM, and The Paris Review Daily. His essay "Beached Whales" was a Best American Essays 2017 notable essay. His first book, DUPLEX, is available now from Autofocus Books.

 

 

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