J. M. Tyree is a nonfiction editor at NER. He is the author of Vanishing Streets: Journeys in London (Stanford University Press) and BFI Film Classics: Salesman (British Film Institute and Bloomsbury UK), and he is the coauthor of Our Secret Life in the Movies (with Michael McGriff, A Strange Object/Deep Vellum) and BFI Film Classics: The Big Lebowski (with Ben Walters, BFI/Bloomsbury UK). Our Secret Life in the Movies was an NPR Best Books selection—more on the book at NPR’s Weekend Edition and the Paris Review blog.
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. His stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Guernica, Esquire.com, Flavorwire, and other places.
Tyree was a graduate of Middlebury College, a Keasbey Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, and a Wallace Stegner-Truman Capote Fellow and Jones Lecturer in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program. He is a contributing editor at Film Quarterly and teaches at VCUarts as distinguished visiting professor and associate director of the Cinema Program. His Top 10 List of Documentaries appeared in Sight & Sound’s Greatest Documentaries Poll.