Caitlin Horrocks’s debut novel builds on a rich tradition of women writers who complicate the myth of male virtuosity until it crumbles.
Two recent novels attempt to unearth the pasts of forgetful family members, weighing the benefits of storytelling for older and younger generations.
A drowning haunts Susan Steinberg’s dark first novel about teenagers’ summer adventures.
Chuck Klosterman, the author of Raised in Captivity, believes that art criticism often has very little to do with the work itself.
A new story collection from Kim Young-ha complicates the trope of the relatable murderer and, in the process, puts the reader in a quandary.
In Patsy, Nicole Dennis-Benn wrestles with the conflicting demands of family and autonomy for an undocumented woman in New York City.
He’s best known as an award-winning young poet, and he’s now getting attention for his novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. But I first knew him as a talented writer a couple of years ahead of me in high school.
A lot of beloved storybook characters scavenge food in the wild, go on bear hunts, and otherwise explore the natural world, and almost all of them are white.
George R. R. Martin insists that the final entries in his fantasy series are still coming—even though HBO has finished telling his story first.
The re-release of a classic novel about Japanese Americans’ incarceration during World War II is an opportunity to reflect on the nation’s persistent internal conflicts.
The National Book Award–winning author writes complex teenage protagonists whose real-life counterparts have long faced literary erasure.
Susan Choi’s taut, drama-school narrative asks: Where does art end and reality begin?
The writer talks about his debut short-fiction collection, which channels much of the same caustic humor and heartrending dialogue as his Netflix series.
The Lord of the Rings author once wrote a short tale about a painter that elegantly argues for the value of escapism in literature.
Two ambitious new novels build techno-futures in which surveillance offers disturbing new threats.
The author’s 12th novel was inspired by what he’s described as a kind of “religious conversion.”
The Pulitzer finalist Laila Lalami’s latest novel traces the story of one immigrant family and the seemingly inexplicable tragedy that ruptures it.
The author’s second novel continues a rich area of preoccupation: the strictures, and possibilities, of love under capitalism.
Unlike many other works on the subject, Yiyun Li’s latest novel steadfastly refuses to dwell on questions of why.
In the time since the publication of Kurt Vonnegut’s seminal novel, the work has never gotten old and it’s never waned in energy.