Recent Publications

Graphic series "The Loneliness of the Solitary Job" at the New Yorker

Graphic series "The Loneliness of Longing for Other People's Apartments" at the New Yorker

Graphic series "The Loneliness of the Subway Nap" at the New Yorker

A comic in RESIST!, a newspaper of political cartoons created by Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman

Three illustrations in the 2017 winter issue of Virginia Quarterly Review

Graphic series "The Loneliness of the Parking Lot Phone Call" at the New Yorker

Graphic essay "The Safest Place in Kentucky" at Oxford American

"5 Emerging Women Authors Intimately Explore Place" at Electric Literature

Graphic essay "The Greatest Show On Earth" at Guernica as part of the "The Kiss" series

Graphic essay "The City of the Century" appears in Making Essays: Twenty Creative Nonfiction Essays and Interviews from SUNY Press, May 2016

Graphic essay "Ruin" to appears in After Montaigne from University of Georgia Press

"Comic Stripped: 17 Sex Scenes In Graphic Novels" at Buzzfeed Books

A graphic review of Thomas Pierce's Hall of Small Mammals at Oxford American

A graphic review of Eula Biss's On Immunity at Tin House

Graphic essay "Breaking News" to be included in Best of Vela anthology

A graphic review of Merritt Tierce's Love Me Back at Oxford American

"Let's Get Naked: 23 Female Cartoonists on Drawing Their Bodies" at Buzzfeed Books

A graphic review of Invisible Beasts at Publishers Weekly

"Graphic Novelist Kristen Radtke Reviews Leslie Jamison’s Essays—Graphically" at the Daily Beast

"The Rumpus Interview with Nathan Dueul," including original illustrations

"5 Contemporary Writers Reimagined as their Classic Counterparts" at the Huffington Post


Imagine Wanting Only This reviewed in April issue of Nylon magazine

Responses to NEA threats at LA Times and LitHub

Author Paul Lisicky recommends Imagine Wanting Only This at Parnassus Bookstore

Imagine Wanting Only This in Bookish spring preview

Imagine Wanting Only This recommended at Shelf AwarenessThe Week, and Read It Forward

Lisa Lucas recommends Imagine Wanting Only This in Martha Stewart Living's Page-Turners for 2017

Imagine Wanting Only This named one of five "debuts to look out for in 2017" by National Post

Imagine Wanting Only This on Buzzfeed's "32 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2017"

Imagine Wanting Only This on the Chicago Reader's "Books We Can't Wait to Read This Year"

Imagine Wanting Only This on Huffington Posts' 'Nonfiction Books By Women Everyone Should Read This Year'

Named a Face to Watch by the Los Angeles Times

Imagine Wanting Only This gets starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist and Library Journal

Imagine Wanting Only This on The MillionsMost Anticipated Books of 2017

Imagine Wanting Only This on Nylon magazine's "50 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2017"

Imagine Wanting Only This named a "most anticipated book for 2017" by Refinery29

Imagine Wanting Only This selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick for spring 2017

Erin Murphy and Jen Hirt on Cheryl Strayed and Kristen Radtke at Essay Daily

Design for Paul Griner's Hurry Please I Want to Know listed as one of "34 Of The Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2015" By Buzzfeed Books

Named an honoree in PW's Star Watch with Frankfort Book Fair as a "future leader of the American publishing industry" by Publishers Weekly


An interview about Imagine Wanting Only This on PBS Book View Now

"On the Future of American Essays" at Literary Hub

"Chatting With the Graphic Memoirist of Abandoned Buildings" — an interview at

Book Brahmin: An interview with Shelf Awareness

"Sarah Minor on Visual Essayists: An interview with Kristen Radtke" at Essay Daily

"A Conversation with Kristen Radtke": An interview by Mary Selph about process, influences, and our cultural obsession with ruins at Blackbird

"The Relationship Between Text and Image: An Interview with Kristen Radtke" in Creative Nonfiction