The bestselling novelist talks about his latest book, ‘Crossroads,’ and taking a more compassionate stance toward his characters—and himself.
How Marcel Proust’s finances affected his writing.
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.
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on The Train and Into the Water, reflects on two unreliable things: narrators and memory.
A conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.
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.
Is Michel Houellebecq’s writing improved when he’s translated into English?