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.
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 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?