To grapple with why so many Americans are bent on banning books that have non-white or LGBTQ characters, I spoke with the manager of the reader services department of the New York Public Library.
Writer Blake Butler's ongoing excavation into lesser-known literary masterpieces continues with this glorious novel-in-parts.
In the second half of the two writers' conversation, they chat class, politics, abortion, literature, Russell Brand, and orgasms.
We talked to him about Gnosticism, torture, and the economic crisis.
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.
John Doran sits down with Nick Cave to talk about the release of his new book The Sick Bag Song, an epic poem written, quite literally, on airplane puke bags.
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.
Andrew James Weatherhead is my everything and he has a new book.
This new book collects the passionate and discursive correspondence between the postmodern feminist/queer writer and Australian media theorist Ken Wark.
In Caroline Hagood's latest book, a rich New Yorker gives up modern life to live in the subway tunnels.
The beloved author, who died yesterday, will be remembered for his insane work ethic and being one of the nicest men to ever put a pen to paper.
Heidi Julavits's new short story is a collage of sentences taken from smutty books she found in her grandmothers collection of smutty books in the 1970s.
Andrew Smith's upcoming novel 'The Alex Crow' follows a young Syrian refugee who finds himself adopted by a deranged scientist working on reanimating dead species for the US government to use as spies.
The Lebanese author talks American literature, the Islamic State, and how conservatism has shrunk the Arabic language.
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, by AI specialist Eliezer Yudkowsky, has commanded a sprawling, cult-like international fan base thanks to its message of rational thinking.
We talked to them about their new philosophy book, The Age of Earthquakes, FKA Twigs, and Generation Z's perception of time.
Tales of suburban sex and violence from Adam Thirlwell.
Reading Marie Kondo's word-of-mouth hit The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up had me spending my evenings lying on the floor, thanking my sweaters individually for keeping me warm.
Anthropologist David Graeber followed up his international best seller Debt: The First 5000 Years with an attack on capitalism's love affair with bureaucracy, asking why our lives revolve around forms, fines, and threats.
"The Most Chilean Man" is a story from Alejandro Zambra's new story collection, My Documents (McSweeney's), which comes out February 10.
We spoke with war poet Frederick Foote, a neurologist who's making poetry a required course of treatment in military hospitals.
Sarah Gerard's debut novel weaves a familiar range of personal terror in a vibrant, addictive display of prose. More than just a relentless confession amid the narrator's sprawl into emotive depths, Gerard enacts a nearly Kathy Acker–esque intensity in he…