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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The stories in Some Trick, just the writer’s third book in almost 20 years, spin out weird, unlikely conceits with rigor and glee.
A.M. Homes on the short-story writer’s “For Esmé—With Love and Squalor,” and the lifelong effects of fleeting interactions
Simon Doonan’s new book, Soccer Style, summarizes the long and complicated relationship between athletes and outlandish style.
The President Is Missing, co-written with James Patterson, indulges in a familiar trope: the country's top executive as action hero.
As the 2018 tournament kicks off, it’s worth revisiting the late Uruguayan writer’s classic book on a sport he approached as both a fan and a social critic.