Daniel Levin Becker
Daniel Levin Becker (born in 1984 in Chicago) is an American writer, translator and musical critic. In 2006, he finished his undergraduate studies in English and French at Yale University, where he also wrote for campus humor magazine Yale Record. In 2009 he was elected member of the French literary workshop Oulipo, making him the second American member of this group (the first is Harry Mathews). He was elected after a Fulbright year spent organizing and indexing that group's archives. He is the author of Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature, published in April 2012 by Harvard University Press.
He also contributes regularly as a music critic for the newspaper SF Weekly. His writings and musical reviews can also be regularly found in Dusted Magazine, The Point, The American Book Review, The Drunken Boat, etc.
He is among a list of contributors to The &NOW Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing which released in spring of 2013.
He has translated from the French texts like Georges Perec's dream journal La Boutique Obscure (Melville House, 2013) and Hervé Le Tellier's short story "A Few Musketeers," as well as Georges Perec, Oulibiographer by Bernard Magné and Letter from the Author to his Editor by Marcel Bénabou.
DLB became an Oulipian when he was only 24, the youngest member at the time. He was also the youngest member and songwriter for the project band Mujeres Encinta that he joined when he was only a teenager.
- Becker, Daniel Levin and Martin Glazier (May, 2003). "The Maelstrom Recording Diaries". The Yale Record. New Haven: Yale Record.
- U.S.A. "The Believer - About". Believermag.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- "Daniel Levin Becker - San Francisco". SF Weekly. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- "Dusted Writers [ Daniel Levin Becker ]". Dustedmagazine.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- "Daniel Levin Becker | The Point Magazine Author Archive". Thepointmag.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- "Current Issue". American Book Review. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- Bernard Magné (1982-03-03). "Georges Perec, Oulibiographer". Drunkenboat.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- Marcel Bénabou. "Letter". Drunkenboat.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- "trompe lit - artforum.com / scene & herd". Artforum.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- Daniel Levin Becker's website
- Daniel Levin Becker's official page on the Oulipo website
- An interview with Daniel Levin Becker on Notebook on Cities and Culture