Julian Lucas writes about contemporary fiction, computer games, and the aesthetic afterlife of antebellum slavery. He has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, The Harvard Advocate, The New York Times Book Review, where he is a contributing writer, and Cabinet, where he works as an editor.

Julian was raised by musicians in Montclair, New Jersey. He likes books, computer games, coding, and the past. At Harvard College, he managed the undergraduate literary magazine. Now, he writes.