What the debut writer Kristen Roupenian learned from a masterful tale that dramatizes the horrors of being a young woman
Michel Houellebecq’s latest provocation takes aim at the EU.
The author is best known for arguing that emotional connection could help heal America’s racial divides. But his 1974 novel If Beale Street Could Talk focused instead on the bonds that held black people together.
A collection of political fables from late-19th- and early-20th-century Great Britain offers striking allegories that remain pertinent today.
Dance of the Happy Shades introduces young, female protagonists confronting expectations as firmly rooted as the rural landscape in which they live.
The author frequently satirized those with bad literary habits—and, in her novels, gave audiences a model for how to read well.
In Hark, the characters are distracted, and their author veers between satire and sincerity.
Chris Power’s debut collection, Mothers, reveals that maternity is an unsettling journey.
The unsettling stories in The Lonesome Bodybuilder are deeply preoccupied with the yawning disconnect between people.
For one writer, Gustave Flaubert’s tragic masterpiece has an offbeat and deeply poignant connection to Thanksgiving.
The pseudonymous author has said all along that her identity lies in her writing. I’ve followed the literary clues. Here’s where they’ve led me.
In The Last Unicorn, there are no maps, invented languages, or epic battles. But the 1968 tale has a timely message about the importance of reality over magic.
The industry legend, who created beloved Marvel characters like the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, died at the age of 95.
Anna Todd started writing her first book, After, on her phone. Five years later, her stories are making millions of dollars around the world.
Carol Bensimon’s We All Loved Cowboys features a difficult protagonist whose myopia belies the wide, complex world outside her car window.
The 27-year-old author, Daisy Johnson, pulls off several marvels at once in her debut novel, which made the Man Booker Prize shortlist.
The literary hero’s coffee-chugging, cigarette-devouring creator, Lee Child, just released his latest novel. He shows no signs of slowing down.
Having lived a hard life, the late author refused to erase her female characters—or the brutality that deranges them.
Pop-horror writers like R. L. Stine see fear and storytelling the way the Victorians did.
The genre has historically offered up plotlines that range from uncomfortable moments of pursuit to nos that imply yes. One author discusses her decision to go about it differently.