We met the author to talk about his new collection Cries for Help, Various, the absurdity of the publishing industry, and his position as a literary veteran.
Curtis Dawkins—who earned an MFA in fiction writing from Western Michigan University and is currently serving a life sentence for murder in a Michigan prison—brings us a story about the lies that criminals tell others and themselves.
This short story about a young man growing up in the stomach of a fox, a bear, a shark, and a whale is from the author's debut collection, Upright Beasts.
We spoke to the author about his vividly imagined and vitally timed collection, Counternarratives.
The dark, funny-sad stories in her new collection The Visiting Privilege are both a warning and an offering to a country in distress.
One of the hardest stories to write is a love story. It's difficult to render chemistry in writing, and it's particularly difficult to capture one-way obsessions, or unrequited love. This story does.
I'd promised my editor a funny piece about the people who write and read romantic fiction, but what I found wasn't a joke.
Into the River has been banned because of its depiction of drug use and underage sex, and author Ted Dawe feels it's a worrying example of the power of the country's conservative agenda.
The Syrian-American writer has a sly, economical yet incisive way of upending conventions and exposing hypocrisy and injustice.
When I was 13, pretty much everything I knew about sex was from fan fiction. And from what I could tell, it was awesome.
We met the novelist to talk about Philip K. Dick, roommate dynamics, and gender in paranoid, postmodern-y works.
Tim Parks is the author of 16 novels, a short story collection, and multiple essay collections. This is his first short story for VICE.
A story from the new collection by the great but not widely appreciated writer.
How did a Norwegian writer who writes extremely long, introspective books about his own life become the toast of the literary world?
The film starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg takes a stab at dramatizing the famously perceptive—and persnickety—literary heavyweight.
A new translation of the legendary Brazilian writer's meditation on the nature of time, the universe, Sweden, Pelé, and one electronic alarm clock that is so many things.
Despite its aesthetic flaws, the recently published "sequel" to To Kill a Mockingbird feels right at home in our turbulent racial times.
Israel's greatest vegetarian short-story writer was in New York City—and he was hungry.
The New York museum's new exhibition is a group show, film festival, and literary guidebook—all in one.
Narrated from the male perspective, the fourth installment is as much about pleasing female readers as the original 50 Shades.
The latest from the VICE fiction issue.
An excerpt from the searing novel about love and war in Maoist China, reissued today from NYRB Classics.
Diane Williams is the author of seven story collections, most recently Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty. Read the five pieces of micro-fiction she wrote for VICE's latest fiction issue.
SwoonReads publishes steamy hot teenage romance novels, often featuring vampires and werewolves. I went to one of their recent events to find out why teenyboppers are so obsessed.