A conversation with the writers Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Jeffrey Goldberg about self-righteousness among progressives, the appeal of Donald Trump, and the entitlement that comes with being white in America
Thirty years ago with The Art of the Deal, the president broke with a long tradition of American success writing by separating self-improvement from morality.
The brief diary shows an aspiring writer struggling to overcome doubt and anxiety.
C. Morgan Babst’s debut novel, which follows a family in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, tests the limits of selflessness and community.
Nic Stone’s novel—about a teen who writes letters to Dr. King—joins Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give amid a growing body of YA books exploring racial injustice and police brutality.
The long-awaited documentary about her life makes clear: She has escaped the demands so often placed on other authors.
Women who once worked at the New Republic reflect on their experiences with the legendary literary editor, who is now facing allegations of workplace “misconduct.”
The comedian and writer John Hodgman explains what Stephen King’s 1981 horror novel taught him about risking mistakes in storytelling—and fatherhood.
A stunning new speculative-fiction book by Naomi Alderman couldn’t be more timely.
For the second year in a row an American writer claimed the British literary prize, this time for the dazzling novel Lincoln in the Bardo.
Ivana Trump’s new book is a parenting memoir—and an ode to being better than everyone else.
In a new speculative-fiction anthology series, Iraqi authors consider their country’s tumultuous present as they envision how it could look in the year 2103.
The author Carmen Maria Machado, a finalist for this year’s National Book Award in Fiction, discusses the brilliance of an eerie passage from Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.
In the latest book in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, Edward St. Aubyn considers the nature of power and ambition.
Kazuo Ishiguro wrote the bulk of The Remains of the Day in four weeks. All it took was extreme dedication—and a willingness to be terrible.
Released in 1927, the poignant children’s novel Gay Neck was written by an Indian immigrant who became the first person of color to win the Newbery Medal.
What interviewing an author a week for several years has taught me about finishing my novel
Sing, Unburied, Sing follows a family—and two ghosts—on a road trip that doubles as a journey through the painful past.
The Little Fires Everywhere novelist Celeste Ng explains how the surprising structure of the classic children’s book informs her work.
Wioletta Greg’s novel, longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, follows the interior life of a young girl during the waning days of the Polish People’s Republic.