With Boundless, Jillian Tamaki makes a profound case for the primacy of images in storytelling.
A new book offers nuanced appreciations of celebrities, from Serena to Madonna to Hillary to Caitlyn, who refused to know their place.
The novelist Victor LaValle on how dark material hits hardest when it’s balanced out with wonder
In her moving new memoir, the writer explores desire, denial, and life in an “unruly body.”
In The Long Run, Catriona Menzies-Pike delves into the history of women’s marathoning while considering the sport’s impact on her own life after unimaginable loss.
A new book explores the dynamics of popularity, and the ways our high-school selves stay with us far beyond the teenage years.
He describes great literature at length both to explain his songs and to show why they’re beyond explanation.
The author of The Mighty Franks on the peculiar pleasures of writing his memoir—and then recording himself reading the whole thing aloud
The Minnesota senator’s new book explores his strange career path from Saturday Night Live to Congress.
In a pithy and insightful new book, the British artist Grayson Perry laments how ill-suited masculinity is for modern life.
A recent push for diversity has been blamed for weak print sales, but the company’s decades-old business practices are the true culprit.
When Gabriel García Márquez’s most famous novel was published 50 years ago, it faced a difficult publishing climate and baffled reviews.
A New York Times editor on the coffee-stained list she’s kept for almost three decades
A new collection titled Radical Hope shows how the format has become a vehicle for literary activism by writers of color.
The experimental novelist’s newly translated work tackles assumptions about the genre—with surprising results.
Lisa Ko’s novel, about the disappearance of an undocumented mother, places an imperfect victim within a cruel system.
The author Howard Jacobson, whose new book is a fairy tale inspired by the 45th president, calls writers to arms.
Twenty years after it was first published, Kirsten Bakis’s extraordinary novel Lives of the Monster Dogs still has a lot to say about the entwined destinies of animals and humans.
The “inspirational quotes” of her new book, Women Who Work, function as their own, tidy versions of the alternative fact.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Elizabeth Strout discusses Louise Glück’s poem “Nostos” and the powerful way literature can harbor recollection.