Brontez Purnell on writing fiction from a theater background
“For a long time, I was a pretty strict realist, but lately I seem to be relenting.”
An oral history of the craziest presidential election in modern history
A conversation with Ariel Sabar about the stranger-than-fiction story of a Harvard professor, a con artist, and a papyrus fragment that made front-page news
Street scenes from city life
Scenes from an all-women’s nursing home
When riding the subway seemed mundane
Documenting the marks the pandemic is leaving on medical professionals in Italy
Photos from a factory where automation has yet to take hold
A photograph by Joshua Dudley Greer
How Atlantic readers responded to the news in 2018
He came to this country a refugee, and paid his debt forward.
Nafkote Tamirat’s debut novel is a highly unusual allegory of alienation and hybrid identity.
Leïla Slimani’s novel scrutinizes the paradoxes of parenting in a world where the potential for disaster abounds.
C. Morgan Babst’s debut novel, which follows a family in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, tests the limits of selflessness and community.
Ex-Ambassador Rufus Gifford is still big in Denmark. But can he bring his political appeal back home?
Wioletta Greg’s novel, longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, follows the interior life of a young girl during the waning days of the Polish People’s Republic.
Zinzi Clemmons’s debut tangles with familiar questions, using a propulsive experimentalism in lieu of linear narrative.
Omar Robert Hamilton’s debut novel, The City Always Wins, follows members of an activist media collective chronicling the aftermath of the Egyptian uprising.
Lisa Ko’s novel, about the disappearance of an undocumented mother, places an imperfect victim within a cruel system.