Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin’s fiction has appeared in the Paris Review. He has contributed to the New Yorker‘s Page-Turner blog,, and other publications.

  • Johnny Cash's Lost Decade

    June 13, 2014

    Out Among The Stars is a new album consisting of songs from “lost” sessions Johnny Cash recorded in the 1980s. In sound it’s nearly the opposite of the pared-down albums Cash made with Rick Rubin that revived his career.

  • The Cradle of Soul

    February 28, 2014

    Muscle Shoals tells the story of how a tiny Alabama town on the Tennessee River became the site of some of the best rock and soul music recordings of the 1960s and 1970s.

  • The Intern Who Went Out in the Cold

    February 23, 2013

    I was hired as an intern at The New York Review during my last month as an undergraduate, when the previous intern was abruptly deported. After interviewing at the old office on 56th and Broadway, I started work during the first week in our light-filled place on Hudson Street, in the spring of 2008. Bob’s desk, for the only time in my tenure, had only two or three hundred pieces of paper on it.

  • 'Out Among the Stars'


    The songs from Johnny Cash’s “lost” recording sessions of 1984 have bright, bouncing bass-lines and swells of canned strings—pure mainstream country.