We met the author to talk about her dark debut novel, which is about a girl caught up in war-torn Yugoslavia. We also discussed her blog, Redeafined, which gives a voice to issues faced by the deaf.
Find out what Jim's been up to in this speculative short story inspired by Mark Twain's classic American novel.
Making Nice, Sumell's collection of short stories, follows the antics of a sometimes-asshole named Alby.
Writing is nothing if not carrying the hopeless, backbreaking burden of decisions devoid of consequences.
McGlue, The Dig, and Love Hotel are three feverish novels where the only things that seem for certain are fear and death.
We talked to her about staging photos, humor, and why she quit photojournalism.
"The dressy clothes, the parties, the cigars, the jacked-up prices in the hotels and restaurants, the disappointing food were all of a piece. It was exhausting and repetitive and depressing—and no one in publishing would have missed it for the world."
Writer Blake Butler's ongoing excavation into lesser-known literary masterpieces continues with this glorious novel-in-parts.
Oh hey, what's in your salad? Are those white things artichokes? Well, shoot. I'd be all over that salad if it weren't for those 'chokes.
We had pints with the debut author to discuss his celebrated new book of stories, Young Skins.
We spoke to the Gutshot author about her new book, egomania, and demented, sexy Bible stories.
We met one of the most fearless writers of our time to talk about her new collection of essays, Selma versus Selma, and the many absurdities of a life of letters.
An afternoon spent grilling with Dad and his new girlfriend turns dramatic in this powerful excerpt from the epic novel.
God throws Himself a fancy, apes-only birthday party in this wild, new short story from the Argentine master.
Tales of suburban sex and violence from Adam Thirlwell.
The celebrated author on the science fiction-y qualities of growing up in Florida, driving while daydreaming, and her brilliant, claustrophobic first novel.
"The Most Chilean Man" is a story from Alejandro Zambra's new story collection, My Documents (McSweeney's), which comes out February 10.
"I took my place with the other attendants along one wall where we could keep our eyes and ears alert for our respective masters' signals."
Letters from a Lost Weekend is a collaboration between photographer Rose Marie Cromwell and performance artist Nathaniel Sullivan.
Casey Walker's hilarious debut novel is about a Congressional aide, Luke, who goes on a junket to China with his boss.
Preparation for the Next Life is Atticus Lish's first novel. It is, in the opinions of many of the world's literary tastemakers, really fucking good.
John Dermot Woods's new book, The Baltimore Atrocities, sculpts hundreds of sad, haunting miniature stories into a sort of Ripley's Believe-It-or-Not museum of horrors.
Why do people on the internet hate the acclaimed author so much, or feel like it's cool to publicly proclaim that they do?
Read a selection from Sarah Gerard's new, fearlessly blunt novel about a young woman struggling with bulimia.