Hi. I’m Charlotte Shane, a writer and publisher.

I contribute regularly to Bookforum, Dissent, and TLS, which is releasing a book-length essay of mine in the near future as part of their imprint’s launch. My primary focus in 2019 is finishing Tell Me You're Happy to See Me for Simon & Schuster. I have poor self-discipline, so please wish me luck.

I publish the books of writers I admire through TigerBee Press, which I cofounded in 2015. Our most recent title is I Love Art. We also make cards, prints, totes—whatever we’re in the mood for.


In the image above, two dear friends are presenting me with an award for being the worst woman. This picture was taken at New York’s Ace Hotel in May of 2018 by Seze Devres, on the final night of a monthly reading series I hosted for two years. You should have been there! Richard Hell was in the front row.

Upcoming Events

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Selected Writing

In My Feelings (Bookforum)
So You Think You’ve Got Class (The New Inquiry)
General Criticism

Hard Stuff (TLS)
On Jenny Diski (LitHub)

The Body Politic (Bookforum)
Death, and Nearness to It
Nowhere Fast (Bookforum)

Power Trip (Bookforum)

It Happened To Her (The New Republic)

Saying It For Themselves (Bookforum)
Ballet For Horses (The New Republic)
Deep Cuts

I Think About This A Lot (The Cut)
Hugh Hefner is Dead (TLS)

Breaking The Waves (Bookforum)
A Century of Women Fighting Back (The New Republic)
Feminist History
Mommy Issues (Dissent)
Feminist Living (The Nation)

Live Through This (The New Inquiry)
Obstruction of Justice ( Harper’s)

David Lynch’s Art Life (The New Republic)
About the Unsayable
On Anne Carson’s Splintered Brilliance (The New Republic)

Telling Time (Real Life)
66FF00 (WebSafe2k16)
Personal Writing
When Desire Goes Dark (Hazlitt)
The Ways We Don’t Talk About Wealth (The New Inquiry)


I have two mailing lists, one for longer pieces that I send out very rarely (every six months or so) and one for short, slightly more frequent hellos that often include recommendations, playlists, and news.

I’m represented by Samantha Shea at Georges Borchardt. My social media profiles are linked below. If you like cats you’ll love my Instagram stories and yes, I have a Soundcloud profile but no, I am not a rapper.