Eric LeMay



Text Our Dead

Remember Me: An Essay

Fox Lake

Birth Story


Essays on the Essay and Other Essays

In Praise of Nothing: Essays, Memoir, and other Experiments

The Lost Garden of Herman Haerlin

Immortal Milk: Adventures in Cheese

CrossFit Nation

Star-Crossed Something-or-Others

Memory Collective

Conjunctions: Experiments in Collaboration

Dairy Revolutionary

Baby Foodie


Interviews for the New Books Network


On the Essay in Our Time

Binary Truths: Creative Nonfiction in Our Electronic Age

Caveat Scriptor: On the Essay and its Reader

What Is Creative Nonfiction?

In Defense of Food Writing: A Reader's Manifesto

On the Early English Essay: An Experimental Array

Taking Up Montaigne: The Essay in the Digital Age

Lunch: A Look at How We Read Now

On Montaigne, Metaphor, and the Thatness of the Essay


The One in the Many

The Loneliness of God


The Cliffs: An Essay, A Fiction, A Zombie Fusion

Dolorous Laughter


Eric LeMay has taught writing at Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago. He is currently on the faculty of the writing program at Ohio University, his alma mater. He is also a host on the New Books Network. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Gastronomica, Poetry Daily, the Best Food Writing series, and other venues. He lives in Athens, Ohio, with his wife and fellow writer, Kristin LeMay, and their son.