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…
They crashed a book group meeting to discuss Brand's Revolution, but the leftist celebrity wasn't there, so they just caused a scene and left.
You might think literature is a dying art, but there are more books now than ever. This year the stacks on stacks piled up around me. Here's a list, in chronological order, of what I read.
Casey Walker's hilarious debut novel is about a Congressional aide, Luke, who goes on a junket to China with his boss.
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?
New York Tyrant publisher Giancarlo DiTrapano asked Blake Butler to interview him about Butler's terrifying new book, Three Hundred Million, about a psychotic cult leader and the detective trying to understand him.
Read a selection from Sarah Gerard's new, fearlessly blunt novel about a young woman struggling with bulimia.
Fans mostly know writer M. A. Larson for the scripts he has written for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, but soon the world may know Larson more for his debut novel.
I interviewed the writer about his new collection, White Tiger on Snow Mountain, and all sorts of other things.
Last week I published a reading list of mine and I realized how few women or writers of color I included. So here's another list to balance that out.
It's the time of year when everybody is celebrating autumn by carving faces into various squash plants and thinking about weird monsters. That sounds cool, but I'm also into more complex forms of horror. If you are too, here's a list of books that bring a…
If you've read a literary novel, listened to conservative radio, or jacked off to your mom's favorite erotica in the past 30 years, you've consumed media that's passed through Regan's hands.
For the past year or so I've been preparing for my exams at Yale. Through all that time, it seemed like every free moment was filled with reading.
Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone! Get it? Like the song.
Yannick Murphy's new novel, This Is the Water, begins with a True Detective-esque set up, but the power of the book comes less from the murder mystery than from the way she places us in the minds of her characters. I reached out to the autho…
Nicky Hilton hopes her new book, Style 365, will help girls stop dressing like celebrities and start finding their own individual style.
Aug 20, 2014
Fiction is less about what happens than how it's told, and to me there's no one else speaking quite like Tim Sanders.
Trans writer Sybil Lamb was living in post-Katrina New Orleans when two men beat her with an iron pipe, taking a chunk out of her skull, and left her for dead in a rail yard. She's transformed this experience into a new book called I've Got a Time Bomb…
For the past 30 years, Dalkey Archive has quietly and consistently been a vital aesthetic cornerstone in print. Here are some of my favorite titles.
My adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's third novel, Child of God, is in theaters tomorrow, so I wrote about McCarthy's first published short story, "Wake for Susan," to show that he has had a fascination with death since the beginning and is the undisp…
What do the Paris Review and Chipotle have in common? If you guessed that they've both published Toni Morrison, you'd be right.
Reading Juliet Escoria's Black Cloud feels as if you are reading a diary that someone wrote with the intention of it one day being found, for both her and your benefit. In other words, it is intimate.
I was sold on High Rise (1975) after the first ten words: "Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog..."