Literature

Art

Infamous Erotic Novel 'Story of O' Inspired Natalie Frank's Arousing Art

The kinky French 'fairy tale,' as the artist calls it, was taboo for decades.
Julia Gray
6.11.18
Fiction

What Is a 'White Girl'?

We spoke to Hilton Als ahead of the UK release of his book, 'White Girls'.
Nana Baah
4.10.18
Books

The 'Trainspotting' Gang Takes Another Dark Turn in Irvine Welsh's New Book

It's time to catch up with Sick Boy, Mark Renton, Spud, and Begbie.
Seth Ferranti
3.29.18
Black Women Making History

Yrsa Daley-Ward's Intimate Poems Have Become an Instagram Sensation

The Nigerian-Jamaican writer has a new memoir called 'The Terrible' hitting shelves in June.
Tari Ngangura
3.20.18
NORTH KOREA

Inside the Mind-Numbing Literature of North Korea's Dictators

The Kim family hasn't just ruled the country for three generations—they've also been the Hermit Kingdom's leading authors.
Daniel Kalder
3.6.18
Books

Chart Every Country's Favourite Book on This Map

Navigate the world of literature through the books that impacted a country’s population the most.
Sergio Pérez Gavilán
11.30.17
Culture

What It's Like Adapting Haruki Murakami's Surreal Fiction

An experimental performance visualizes the Japanese novelist's magical world IRL.
Adam Beal
11.22.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Joan Didion Is Still Sharp as a Tack in the Trailer for Her New Documentary

'Joan Didion: The Center Cannot Hold' offers an unprecedented look into the life of one of America's most beloved writers.
VICE Staff
10.11.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Hemingway's First Short Story Was Just Unearthed in a Notebook in Florida

The author wrote the 14-page story back in 1909, when he was only ten.
River Donaghey
10.4.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Woman Found a Secret Box from Chuck Palahniuk Hidden in Her Ceiling

The 'Fight Club' author apparently stashed the goodies a decade ago when he used to own the home.
River Donaghey
8.9.17
Books

Revolutionary Books to Read for Independence Day

From barnyard allegories to 'Game of Thrones' in space, here are eight fascinating books about rebellions, overthrows, and uprisings.
Lincoln Michel
7.4.17
the vice reader

Haunting Stories of Migration in Lebanon

Check out an excerpt from Teju Cole's 'Blind Spot,' a dazzling new book of photography and nonfiction.
Teju Cole
6.19.17