Matthew Lickona is a staff writer and critic for the San Diego Reader, a weekly newspaper. He is also the author of the memoir Swimming with Scapulars: Confessions of a Young Catholic, published by Loyola Press in 2005.
His reverse-gloss on Pope Benedict XVI’s consideration of eros in the encyclical Deus Caritas Est appeared in Doublethink. The literary magazine Dappled Things published his essay on Catholic fiction, as well as “Meat,” a short story. And he has published the first two issues of a Alphonse, a five-issue comic book miniseries. (On sale now! Donations welcome!)
His work as a critic and essayist has appeared on various websites, including The Awl, FirstThings.com, InsideCatholic.com, Godspy.com, ImageJournal.org, CalCatholic.com, and DappledThings.org. InsideCatholic.com also hosted his group discussion of Ron Hansen’s novel Exiles.
Late of the blog Godsbody, he joined the Korrektiv in 2010. He lives with his family in La Mesa, California.