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.
A Look Inside America's First Romance and Erotica-Only Bookstore
Passion! Risk! Zombie Erotica! Two sisters learn just how far they're willing to go to empower women and bring lustful love stories to the masses.
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Void Star: An Excerpt from Zachary Mason's New Novel
A young man awakens in the hospital to find that a hard drive has been installed under his forehead to save his life; he "remembers"—in perfect detail—the two weeks since his hardware was surgically implanted.
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J. K. Rowling Was Just Kidding About Not Writing Anymore Harry Potter Books
The author is coming out with three new short stories set in the wizarding world this September.
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A New Novel Asks What Would Happen if a Black Man Woke Up White (Except for His Ass)
'Blackass,' the debut novel from A. Igoni Barrett, is a hilarious tale of race, sexuality, and Kafkaesque metamorphosis.
Brian Evenson’s Writing Is as Brutal as It Is Beautiful
Evenson's universe of psycho-cerebral horror is so unsettling that it has the ability to make something about the room in which you read him seem off.
Read an Excerpt from the Posthumous Novel of Murdered Iranian Punk Ali Eskandarian
In 2013, Ali Eskandarian was shot dead in New York with two members of the Iranian punk band Yellow Dogs. Here is an exclusive excerpt from his semi-autobiographical novel, 'Golden Years.'
Author Ottessa Moshfegh on Phoniness, Power, and Aligning Yourself with 'Rich White People'
We caught up with the author to talk about her new novel and how she sees her popularity as similar to how people like cronuts.
John McManus Wrote the Best Short Story About a Thomas Jefferson Clone You’ll Read This Year
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.
The Absurdity of America Is Captured in Joy Williams’s Stories
The dark, funny-sad stories in her new collection 'The Visiting Privilege' are both a warning and an offering to a country in distress.
Dennis Cooper Wants to Give You a Complicated Erection with His Debut Horror Film
<i>Like Cattle Towards Glow</i> follows 13 young characters on terrifying sexual misadventures.
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Two Vodkas and One Iced Coffee with Salman Rushdie
VICE caught up with the iconic author to discuss his 12th novel, <i>Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights</i>. As he chatted about everything from fatwa to Twitter feuds, Rushdie proved he is as controversial, and incredible, as ever.