The pre-publication endorsements—“dazzling!” “a masterwork!”—that litter book covers have long been a staple of publishing. Are they of any value or mere relics that deserve to go?
In ‘The Premonition: A Pandemic Story,’ the bestselling author offers another timely parable that stirs the pot—and again puts the moral of the story in his characters’ hands.
A profile of the Booker Prize–shortlisted author of ‘Real Life’ and the forthcoming ‘Filthy Animals.’
How Marcel Proust’s finances affected his writing.
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.
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.
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.
The best-selling author Lauren Groff on artistic narcissism, Véra Nabokov, and her winding road to success.
Five decades after trading paintbrushes for pens, the Irish novelist says writing fiction remains an enigma.