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.
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.
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.
Five decades after trading paintbrushes for pens, the Irish novelist says writing fiction remains an enigma.
In 1910, a fourteen-year-old Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald began recording his friendships, debaucheries, and many, many crushes in a diary known as his “thoughtbook.” It’s almost disturbing how perceptive he was of his social sphere at such a young age, and we can see his famous romantic idealization of women beginning to take flight with phrases like “she was very pretty with dark brown hair and eyes big and soft,” and moments where he grew so embarrassed over a crush that upon an unlikely meeting with one, he wrote, “I nearly fell down with embarrassment but I finally stammered ‘Give this to Kitty,’ and ran home.”