Cunningham's New Book is Q&A
An urgent reimagining of the 1950s quiz show scandals in light of our own image-driven times.
"Warning: Never use the word genius extravagantly, except when referring to M. Allen Cunningham’s Q&A."
author of As Flies to Whatless Boys and Cut Guavas
"A flat-out brilliant book."
-LENI ZUMAS, author of Red Clocks
-The Thoreau Society Bulletin
"It offered me energy. We join forces."
"Ingenious, important, inspiring and inspiriting."
A novel about Rilke.
"A vast monument to the power of the creative spirit." -Curled Up With a Good Book
"Classic ... The debut of a fully formed, timeless American writer." -Square Books, Oxford MS
LISTEN: Cunningham interviewed on Broads & Books (May 2021)
VIEW: Cunningham reads from Q&A
READ/LISTEN: Cunningham's essay about the origins of Q&A: "You, Me, and the Screen Between: An Elegy"
VIEW: Q&A Video Excerpt: In Living Rooms Across America
VIEW: Q&A Video Excerpt: The Largest Possible Audience
VIEW: Q&A Trailer
Read M. Allen Cunningham's
Published Essays, Reviews, etc.
On Screen Addiction & Democratic Breakdowns (Medium)
On Thoreau's unheralded humor (Lit Hub)
On Rilke & the Paris Library (Tin House)
On Solitude & Social Media (Fiction Writers Review)
On John Berger (Propeller Quarterly)
On Rejection (Poets & Writers)
On Ali Smith, on Julian Barnes, on Ruskin, on Spectacle, on Independent Publishing
Buy Cunningham's Books
Q&A, a hybrid work (2021)
Perpetua's Kin, a new novel (2018)
Partisans, a samizdat novel
Lost Son, a novel about Rilke
The Green Age of Asher Witherow, a novel
The Honorable Obscurity Handbook, essays
The Flickering Page, cultural criticism
Date of Disappearance, stories
Funny-Ass Thoreau, humor/scholarship