Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Karl Wolff is the founder of the Driftless Area Review, a blog focused on book reviewing and cultural criticism. He has written for the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, Blogcritics, the Joe Bob Briggs website, Alcoholmanac, INFOMke, and Litteraria Pragensia.
A generalist by trade, Mr. Wolff's wide-ranging interests include: poetry, world literature in translation, history, philosophy, the US Supreme Court, and science fiction. Beyond basic summaries, he sees book reviewing as an opportunity to tease out the connections and tensions hidden beneath the reviewing process. Reviewing is, at heart, a conversation, an argument, and an investigation.
His books include On Being Human and The NSFW Files.