We met up with the Nobel Prize-winning Turkish author to discuss his 12th novel, A Strangeness in My Mind, censorship in his home country, and writing a novel meant to represent the lower class without any melodrama.
I'd promised my editor a funny piece about the people who write and read romantic fiction, but what I found wasn't a joke.
VICE caught up with the iconic author to discuss his 12th novel, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. As he chatted about everything from fatwa to Twitter feuds, Rushdie proved he is as controversial, and incredible, as ever.
The writer has followed up his wildly successful Western novel, The Sisters Brothers, with a new book that's basically a mashup of a Wes Anderson movie and Grimm's Fairy Tales.
We met the novelist to talk about Philip K. Dick, roommate dynamics, and gender in paranoid, postmodern-y works.
For Such a Time features a "blonde-haired, blue-eyed Jewess" pairing off with an SS Guard.
How did a Norwegian writer who writes extremely long, introspective books about his own life become the toast of the literary world?
The film starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg takes a stab at dramatizing the famously perceptive—and persnickety—literary heavyweight.
A hot weekend in Atlanta with Victorian killers, zombie celebrities, and the genre's leading authors and most decked-out fans.
Despite its aesthetic flaws, the recently published "sequel" to To Kill a Mockingbird feels right at home in our turbulent racial times.
We Skyped with the increasingly prominent Chilean author, whose recent story collection My Documents, has become a breakthrough book.
Narrated from the male perspective, the fourth installment is as much about pleasing female readers as the original 50 Shades.
An excerpt from the searing novel about love and war in Maoist China, reissued today from NYRB Classics.
The struggles of being a first-time author trying to stitch together a publicity tour for a book published by a small press.
Writing is nothing if not carrying the hopeless, backbreaking burden of decisions devoid of consequences.
People talk about the scandalous novel by Marguerite Duras as if it's some kind of spiritual experience, and it is, sort of.
How Eric Hobsbawm and Marshall McLuhan influenced Doug's latest nonfiction work, The Age of Earthquakes.
Writer Blake Butler's ongoing excavation into lesser-known literary masterpieces continues with this glorious novel-in-parts.
Dennis Cooper's Zac's Haunted House is a free digital novel composed entirely of animated GIFs. The novel appropriates an experience somewhere between carnival mirror labyrinth, deleted Disney snuff film, and a deep web comic strip by Satan.
Why do people on the internet hate the acclaimed author so much, or feel like it's cool to publicly proclaim that they do?
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…
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!
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…
Characters in romance novels are "fisting" their dicks. They're fisting their eye sockets. They're fisting one another's underwear. Authors have a lot of ideas about what fisting means, but what you're thinking of is not in there.