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.
Territory of Light, Yuko Tsushima’s story of a single mother navigating ’70s Japan, exploded notions of autofiction by women as simply memoiristic.
Journalists are in the business of finding facts and telling secrets, and these aren’t the acts that move a story of Washington intrigue forward.
Eric Carle’s colorful story about metamorphosis remains a staple of baby showers and classroom bookshelves 50 years after its release.
Amy Hempel’s best short stories reveal how rich spareness can be.
Leo Tolstoy did it. So did Gabriel García Márquez and the Tintin comics. Sometimes, the unusual literary device can amplify a story’s meaning tremendously.
Chloe Aridjis’s Sea Monsters doesn’t care much for plot, instead seductively gathering energy through images, repetition, and metaphor.
A new collection revives the legacy of one of India’s most confounding writers.
The most amusing pleasure of a campus novel is a particular sort of reveal: the topic of a character’s book or dissertation.
Why one writer still reads the wildly popular books with a mixture of love and disappointment, 60 years after they were revised to remove racist content