Next Letter in the Mail: Alex Mar


We’re getting ready to send our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Alex Mar! Alex can’t sleep and she writes to us about all the things she contemplates after suddenly awakening from a dream in the middle of the night.

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Alex Mar is a writer based in her hometown of New York City. Her first book, Witches of America (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), was a New York Times Notable Book of 2015 in nonfiction, a New York Times Editors’ Pick, among The Millions’ “Most Anticipated Books” of 2015, one of The Believer‘s “Favorite Books” and Huffington Post Books’ “Most Notable” of 2015, and a Marie Claire “Top Book-Club Pick.” Some of her recent work has appeared in The Believer, New York Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, Elle, Tin House, The Oxford American (where she is a contributing editor), and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015. Her essays were included in both Longreads’s and BuzzFeed’s “Best of 2016” year-end lists. She is also the director of the feature-length documentary American Mystic, currently streaming on Amazon.