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.
New fiction by Amie Barrodale about runaways, crooks, liars, and other people in varying degrees of trouble.
I interviewed the writer about his new collection, White Tiger on Snow Mountain, and all sorts of other things.
The infamous filmmaker's prose has long been forgotten, but a new collection from OR Books should introduce a generation to Wood's quirks, obsessions, and drunken brilliance.
John Darnielle, best known as the guy behind the Mountain Goats, just came out with a book about a dude with a fucked-up face who runs role-playing games by mail. It's pretty good!
James Franco wrote us a short story inspired by his upcoming film with Gia Coppola that explores the genesis of JANE, the Hollywood Cowboy—a Ziggy Stardust–style rock 'n' roll Jesus who embodies the best and the worst of us.