A brilliant writer, a misogynist, a small-town boy with a haughty, big-city gaze: Naipaul’s life was marked by a sense of doubleness.
A profile and criticism of Wayne Koestenbaum’s poetry of the subconscious.
Three contemporary French authors illuminate the president’s divisive neoliberal agenda and how a diversionary ‘Europe under attack’ narrative might be the key to his success.
Nathan Englander on the novelist’s responsibilities in times of political chaos and what is right, what is wrong, and why we crave the distinction.
What I’d Die for You tells us about Fitzgerald’s troubled final years. And how he turned personal tragedy into his best work.
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on The Train and Into the Water, reflects on two unreliable things: narrators and memory.
A conversation with best-selling author Michael Lewis and a deep-dive into the limits of the narrative nonfiction formula.
A conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.
A conversation with the MacArthur-winning poet and novelist.
Maylis de Kerangal’s “The Heart” combines the language of science, philosophy, and pop culture to create a novel that defies categorization—and frustrates certain literary élites.