Mark Athitakis

Mark Athitakis is a journalist and critic whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications. He is the author of The New Midwest, a guide to contemporary fiction from the region. He lives in Phoenix.

All Articles From Mark Athitakis

What John Steinbeck Got Right — And Wrong — About America 50 Years Ago

A talk with the Nobel Prize winner's biographer about the writer's 1960 drive across the country

Ben Ehrenreich Went to the Desert to Figure Out the Future of Humanity

In his new book, the journalist dives deep into the history of the desert, but also the human condition