A writer struggles to get a hold of the story of his grandmother-in-law's Christmas wish, for a bench that will sit by her tombstone.
Writing science fiction stories can provide a safe, sacred space and an alternative to our current realities.
We caught up with screenwriting guru Robert McKee, whose new book, Dialogue, proves he should be required reading for storytellers of any kind.
What will I do with this column and my Twitter account if the sadness doesn't end? Do I keep writing about the experience of living with depression and anxiety, and exploring the nuances of sadness forever?
In this episode of VICE Talks Film, we sat down with the filmmaker to discuss his new documentary, Author: The JT LeRoy Story, and the woman behind the scandal that shook the literary world.
And you'll be able to buy an English translation just in time for Christmas.
No one taught DBC Pierre how to write, but that didn't stop him from winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel. In his new book—and here—he explains how you could do the same.
Stories of Muhammad Ali's speed, toughness, generosity, ego, and wit.
Despite publishing her seventh book, Oyeyemi insists she's "still very much learning on the job."
Since she's finally been awarded the ultimate recognition—one of her plays being shown at the National Theatre in London—we thought it was time to celebrate the life and work of Sarah Kane.
During my Year of Sherry, I realized that I was essentially losing money by writing.
Also this week: A judge ordered some foster parents to give up a child because they are lesbians.
We spoke to the author of Fox Tooth Heart about his long break from publication and why shame is the most powerful and revealing emotion.
Justin Sayre's Husky approaches adolescent queerness as not just a form of attraction, but as an aesthetic.
We sat down with the writer to talk about her career, how New York has changed, and the problems LGBT people still face.
I found a momentary home among the "Tumbleweeds" in the store that's given shelter to authors since the days of Joyce.
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.
When I was 13, pretty much everything I knew about sex was from fan fiction. And from what I could tell, it was awesome.
Tim Parks is the author of 16 novels, a short story collection, and multiple essay collections. This is his first short story for VICE.
We met with the suddenly prominent Mislaid author for a frank talk about money, sex, marriage, and the Great American Novel.
The latest from the VICE fiction issue.
Hate-reading isn't bad, but it is Faustian.
It's called C.W. Pencil Enterprise, and it's sort of amazing.