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.
Toni Morrison's new novel, God Help the Child, mines lyrical power and human strength from childhood suffering.
The prizes have been targeted by voting blocks opposed to progressive efforts to recognize more women and writers of color. But trying to undo change in an increasingly diverse world is futile.
The author of The Harder They Come adheres to an organic, spontaneous finale-writing process ruled only by his desire to leave readers with room for interpretation.