The debut from the Ghanaian British author Michael Donkor explores the life of a domestic worker in London, while rejecting the common impulse to focus on more aspirational immigrant stories.
Nicolai Houm’s third novel unspools the mystery of a writer who abandons fiction and winds up alone on the top of a mountain in Norway.
Gary Shteyngart dissects one of the “most unexpected” lines in fiction and shares how it influenced his latest novel, Lake Success.
The author’s popular Little House books sought to challenge the way many Americans saw their country’s history, with deeply mixed results.
A new graphic novel from the artist Lisa Hanawalt (BoJack Horseman) gives an old genre the kind of heroine it’s never seen before.
Marie Severin, the trailblazing comic-book artist who drew some of pop culture’s most iconic characters, died Thursday at the age of 89.
Rachel Heng’s debut novel turns the cultural imperatives of health into commands of a totalitarian state.
Twenty years after the release of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the artist has been granted something rarely afforded to women: the space to make mistakes—and still be considered great.
For her second memoir, the irreverent punk icon mixes a bit of vulnerability with a lot of grit.
The author Laura van den Berg on what inspired her newest novel, The Third Hotel, and how she accesses the part of the mind that fiction comes from
Far from “going extinct,” as it was once predicted, poems are viral, vital—and invincible.
Alfred Brendel’s essays about Beethoven, Schubert, and many others are deeply relevant to performers and amateur listeners alike.
Jérôme Ruillier’s The Strange understands how the immigrant experience for those without papers can be frightening, isolating, and rarely straightforward.
Two Atlantic staffers discuss the writer Alexia Arthurs’s bright, complex debut collection of short stories and the larger tradition of immigrant literature from which it draws.
A year-long story arc saw the writer Tom King upending tradition by trying to pursue something novel for two iconic characters: personal growth.
The author R. O. Kwon reflects on the relationship of rhythm to writing and how she stopped obsessing over the first 20 pages of her new novel, The Incendiaries.
A new book on the science of sexual desire finds Americans are surprisingly romantic and loyal to their partners when they fantasize about sex.
The legendary comic-book illustrator and writer, who died in June at the age of 90, infused characters like Spider-Man and Doctor Strange with a revolutionary sort of humanity.
The writer, who died at 89, invested common words with the power of a constructive, shaping force.
In the pieces he wrote for The Atlantic, the late poet embraced the inevitability of aging and decline.