Reid Bartholomew


Photo: Merleyn Bell

Reid Bartholomew is a WLT intern studying writing and Japanese at the University of Oklahoma. When he isn’t writing, he finds himself catching up on his mile-long reading list or working with the staff of The Aster Review, a student arts publication at OU. He hopes to have ideas important enough to write novels about one day.

  • A Japanese salaryman pauses at a bookstall on the corner of two intersecting streets
    PHOTO: Antonio Tajuelo NESTLED IN TŌKYŌ'S Chiyoda Ward is Jinbōchō, a quieter side of the city that stands in sharp contrast with the frenetic energy of central Tōk...
  • A screen capture of a YouTube video featuring Rincey Abraham reviewing There There by Tommy Orange
    THE VIDEO-SHARING platform YouTube has developed entirely new ways to form communities and proliferate ideas, and among those on the rise is the phenomenon of booktubers. Booktubers...
  • A group of people sit at a table in front of a street vendor in Nagoya, Japan
    IT'S A RUNNING JOKE that Nagoya is the most boring city in Japan, and at first glance it seems like there’s some truth to it. It’s not the flashy Tokyo, the bustling merchant city of...
  • A photo of author Masatsugu Ono
    photo: Kodansha (Kiyoshi Mori) Masatsugu Ono is a Japanese writer based in Tokyo and the author of numerous novels, including Mizu ni umoreru haka (The water-covered grave), whi...
  • An Instagram style photo of a book surrounded by other objects on a flat pink background
      A Book Bento Box post for Hermione Hoby’s debut novel Neon in Daylight. photo: courtesy of book bento box W hile social media gives us an unprecedented connection to each o...
  • Bookcases and a dog inside Commonplace Books in Oklahoma City.
    In midtown Oklahoma City, independent businesses are thriving off of the community’s desire for a new approach to urban living. Emerging from that environment, Commonplace Books sits in a brick build...

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