This week, a new civil suit
regarding the death of Michael Jackson is underway in Los Angeles. In November, 2011, Brent spoke to John Jeremiah Sullivan about his extraordinary essay on the singer, "Michael" from his extraordinary collection of non-fiction, Pulphead
. At the time of this interview, Conrad Murray had just been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. His first book, Blood Horses
, has recently been reissued.