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.
Choose from one of four works recommended by Ta-Nehisi Coates and others.
His are some of the coldest American sentences ever written. But they're about love.
Ruth Ozeki's third novel combines historical research and experimental fiction in a way that's inventive but not groundbreaking.
A new book makes the visual case for why sharks fascinate and frighten us, and for why we should save them.
Baldwin's genius increases as we grow older.
A new biography sheds light on the many careers of the late artist, including his live-action experimental filmmaking.
Opening the nominee field to authors of all nationalities will reinvigorate competition, better reflect modern Britain, and reward innovation within the English language.
NoViolet Bulawayo's Booker Prize-nominated We Need New Names serves as a reminder that spotlighting African life is different from exploitatively "performing Africa."
Author Ron Carlson was an unassuming, baseball-playing college student until a Fitzgerald story turned him into an impassioned English-major library vandal.
Enough with the quest for label-free literature. The New York Times Book Review should embrace its status as a fanzine for literary-fiction diehards.
A recent speech at Yale inadvertently sums up what's wrong with the art form these days: Its gatekeepers believe poetry matters because it's poetry, not because of what it says.
From their first meeting to their final letters, a poet friend remember’s the Irish poet's kindness.
Novelist Paul Harding explains what Cheever's short story "The Jewels of the Cabots" taught him about portraying humans' contradictory impulses.