Join us on Twitter as we read and discuss an uncensored tale of Russian espionage.
Bob Shacochis confronts the tension between exploring the everyday "frivolity" of our private worlds and making broad statements about the one we share.
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Young-adult novelist Robin Wasserman says the famous horror writer empowered her as a teen reader by capturing the uneasy teenage phase between childhood and adulthood.
Best-selling writers including John Green and Veronica Roth share their strategies for crafting authentic, relatable teen characters—even in fantasy worlds.
Susan Harris from Words Without Borders joins this month's conversation about poetry.
Alexie never thought he could leave his reservation to pursue a writing career—but a line written by Adrian C. Louis taught him to venture outside the "reservation of his mind."
The Luminaries author Eleanor Catton, 27, became the youngest Booker Prize winner ever Tuesday. Read the first lines of her book and the other shortlisted novels below.
A damning new book about the disgraced champ serves as a reminder: The difference between "villain" and "morally complicated protagonist" is often just in the storytelling.
J. Michael Lennon wrote to his hero in 1972 and became his pen pal, friend, and collaborator before writing the revealing new biography Norman Mailer: A Double Life.
Written by 27-year-old relative newcomer Eleanor Catton, the novel is just the type that could get overlooked when the contest opens up to American authors next year.
Munro, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, told The Atlantic in 2001 that she was a busy woman who liked to let her stories decide their own futures.
Unscrolled brings together a diverse array of talents for a new, often irreverent take on the very old book.
Colm Tóibín's Man Booker Prize finalist re-imagines Biblical events from the perspective of Jesus' mother, but her narration reveals just as many of Tóibín's thoughts as Mary's.
Andre Dubus III, author of Dirty Love and The House of Sand and Fog, explains why the best work happens when you "back the fuck off."
Our Twitter book club's reading schedule for the coming month
The late author helped America anticipate for this era of war, but he also gave hope.
His new book translates works by Karl Kraus, whose misgivings toward progress mirror Franzen's belief that technology can be "very harmful" to artistic production.
Critics are mixed on Lahiri's latest, The Lowland, a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and one of her most desolate tales about Indian-American immigration yet.