J. M. Tyree is NER’s nonfiction editor as well as the author of Vanishing Streets: Journeys in London (Stanford University Press) and BFI Film Classics: Salesman (British Film Institute publishing and Palgrave/Macmillan), and coauthor of both Our Secret Life in the Movies (with Michael McGriff, A Strange Object) and BFI Film Classics: The Big Lebowski (BFI and Palgrave/Macmillan). Our Secret Life in the Movies was selected as an NPR Best Book of 2014. His writing on cinema has appeared in Sight & Sound, The Believer, and Film Quarterly, and he has spoken at London’s National Film Theatre and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Tyree was a Keasbey Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, and a Wallace Stegner-Truman Capote Fellow and Jones Lecturer in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program. He currently teaches at VCUarts as Distinguished Visiting Professor in Art History and Cinema. His Top 10 List of Documentaries appeared in Sight & Sound’s Greatest Documentaries Poll.