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ABOUT the author
Nicholas Rombes is a professor of English in Detroit, Michigan, as well as a writer of fiction, screenplays, and essays. In 2016 he wrote and directed to film The Removals. He is author of The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing, Ramones from the 33 1/3 series, and the book 10/40/70. His writing has appeared in The Believer, Filmmaker Magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, n+1, and The Rumpus. He is also a a contributing editor of Filmmaker Magazine.
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The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing
"Like the best of Borges (Borges, another film scholar and curator of secret histories), this novel has the erudite and exegetic tone that suggests answers and solutions, while understanding that riddles don’t resonate because of their answers, but because of what they ask."
—Los Angeles Review of Books
An Q&A with Nicholas Rombes | 1/7/2014
We talk with Nick about the love of misremembering films, northwest Ohio influences, David Lynch, and more!
BOMB Magazine: Artists in Conversation with Nicholas Rombes | 5/8/2014
Andrew Gallix talks with Nicholas Rombes about constraint as liberation, knife-wielding film scholars, and the human brain as total cinema machine.
Filmmaker Magazine interview with Nicholas Rombes | 7/12/2010
Filmmaker Magazine talks with Rombes about his 10/40/70 approach to film criticism.
Weird Fiction Review interviews Nicholas Rombes | 12/10/2014
Weird Fiction Review talks with Nicholas Rombes about his influences, his transition from non-fiction to fiction writing, and knife fights.
Electric Literature interviews Nicholas Rombes | 11/14/2014
Electric Literature speaks with Nicholas Rombes about Joan Didion’s Play It As It Lays.