I write about memory, obsession, money, and music. Sometimes I work in creative nonfiction and fiction; some problems require academic methods. I believe that literary style isn’t decoration but a form of knowledge. Critical thought should intensify life or illuminate death.



"Clune's dreamily exact writing...sensual and hilarious." ~Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker.


"These are books you should read if you're interested in being alive on earth." ~Ian Bogost, The LA Review of Books.

Gamelife: A Memoir
By Michael W. Clune