The winner never pleases everyone, but it's at least a chance to remind the larger public that serious literature exists, and to give one person a nice boost in book sales.
We talked with the popular anonymous advice guru about her new collection The Best of Dear Coquette.
It's the idea that all immigrants are automatically deemed bad people until they somehow earn their right to be treated as humans, and to sit at the table.
We spoke to Emily Witt about her brilliant new book Future Sex, which takes on cultural myths around sexuality and sexual experimentation with a serious, radical eye.
Sep 28, 2016
Laura Albert's creation of JT LeRoy wasn't the only identity-switcheroo pulled by a writer.
Months before I was born, my father was kidnapped at gunpoint in Beirut.
The prolific author, who just turned 69, is responsible for making your movies and TV shows eerie and your books bizarre.
Tupac declined Biggie's offer to manage his career. "Nah, stay with Puff," he told Biggie. "He will make you a star."
Essayist Mark Greif's new book Against Everything doesn't tell you how to live, but it does encourage you to really think about how you're living.
Aug 30, 2016
Oprah's new favorite author talks to VICE about his fascinating new novel, the creative process, and why it's impossible to make fun of Donald Trump.
Jenkem is a throwback to those simpler days when we could all laugh at ourselves and know that, like most things, at its heart skateboarding is so very, very stupid.
The GOP nominee could be in a lot of trouble for purchasing thousands of copies of Crippled America.
A carved box filled with the literary icon's ashes will go up for auction in Los Angeles next month.
We spoke to Garnette Cadogan, whose brilliant essay in The Fire This Time shows how walking is yet another arena where a black person must tread carefully.
The author is coming out with three new short stories set in the wizarding world this September.
Kristin Dombek's new book The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism takes on our culture's tendency to overdiagose.
According to a new book, there's a correlation between how knowledgeable you are and your income and happiness.
It's hot out there. Kick back and relax with these cool beach reads.
We spoke with one of America's greatest fiction writers to talk about her new book of very short stories, Ninety-Nine Stories of God.
Ben Ehrenreich's new book The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine explores the large and small frustrations of people living in Israel's shadow.
Real talk between writers Jenny Zhang, Tanwi Nandini Islam, and Karan Mahajan on race, writing, parents, sex, and the ongoing creation of the Asian American canon.
We caught up with author Garth Greenwell to talk about his debut novel, and the scary but necessary process of writing about queer sex in America today.
Ten years since the self-promoting literary group opened their manifesto with, "We're the Brutalists—fuck you," what happened to their brand of raw writing?
Jun 28, 2016
Cormac McCarthy is still alive and well, everybody.