is the author of five crime novels set in the southern Brooklyn neighborhoods where he grew up: Gravesend, The Lonely Witness, A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself, City of Margins, and Shoot the Moonlight Out. He writes a monthly film column for Southwest Review, edited the noir volume of Nicolas Winding Refn’s byNWR.com, and recently contributed the liner-note essay for the Criterion Collection edition of Carl Franklin’s One False Move.

One of the most revelatory film experiences of my childhood was watching Alfred Hitchcock’s Lifeboat with my grandparents when I was 10. I can’t remember the exact circumstances—I believe it ran on PBS some lonesome Friday night...

June 9, 2023

In late 2001, my girlfriend and I moved from New York to Austin, Texas. We had some friends who’d recently gone down there and we’d never been away from New York. We knew a lot—especially in those months following September of that year—but we didn’t know tornadoes.

October 31, 2021

An intriguing slice of Gothic psychological horror, She Will follows Veronica Ghent, an aging, high-maintenance, pill-popping ex–movie star recovering from a double mastectomy.

BY MICHAEL KORESKY  |  June 13, 2022

Katie Small

is a writer, photographer, videographer, and cinephile living in Portland, Oregon.