John Semley lives and works in Toronto. He is the author of a book of criticism, Hater: The Virtues of Utter Disagreeability, coming this fall from Penguin.
Articles by John Semley
- Did virtue and the think piece ruin criticism? (April 2018)
Criticism in the shadow of cultural poptimism
- Peak Twins (November 2017)
Doppelgängers, hauntings, and the rise of the neuro-fantastic
- The Outside Man (May 2017)
A celebrity memoir from a uniquely talented artist on the edge of fame, and Hollywood itself
- The Logroller’s Waltz (December 2016)
“Trenchant!” “Transcendent!” A “riveting exploration” of the book-blurbing economy.