The executive producer of Masterpiece says Jane Austen works a lot better on screen than Hemingway does.
What to read about the long-forgotten elegance of flight, the under-appreciated economic potential of America, and the perhaps-fixable corruption of politics
A library and a photography exhibit that won’t open for 100 years are redefining “slow art” by challenging people to think about the world beyond their own lifetimes.
Through jokes about text messages and tales of a terrible person named Tanya, Modern Romance explores what happens when looking for love also means looking for one’s “other half.”
Joshua Cohen, the author of Book of Numbers, discusses Dostoyevsky’s The Double, in which the author becomes a presence in the novella.
The nonfiction writer Lucas Mann offers advice for essayists worried about whether they have anything interesting to say.
No offense to Christian Grey, but there’s really just one.
Hanya Yanagihara’s novel is an astonishing and ambitious chronicle of queer life in America.
Along with the Nancy Drew series, almost all of the thrillers in the popular teenage franchise were produced by ghostwriters, thanks to a business model that proved to be prescient.
The author of the seminal manual On Writing Well died this month at the age of 92.
The process behind our unusual April 2005 cover story
The novelist and editor Anna North discusses the Odyssey’s timeless lesson about leaving the comforts of home.
Herman Wouk deserves more critical acclaim than he’s enjoyed.
Her 448-page book of selfies is mind-numbingly silly. It is also refreshingly honest.
Mark Z. Danielewski discusses how the interplay of words and images can open up new ways of perceiving both literature and the world.
A new book explores the architectural history and classic beauty of one of Los Angeles' most beloved attractions.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic discusses the importance of noticing hidden truths—from the horrors of war to the mundane aspects of daily life.
The graphic novel chooses smaller, complex stories over one larger narrative—an approach that fits both the form and the subject.
The Norwegian author, known for the multivolume autobiography My Struggle, finds inspiration in the restraint of the tale of Cain and Abel.
Nearly 20 years after the novel's release, Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club antagonist is back—in comic-book form.