The Art of Fiction No. 248
Gurganus at Yaddo, 1974. Photo courtesy Becket Logan Allan Gurganus’s prose exemplifies Evelyn Waugh’s belief that writing, all writing, must be regarded as an exercise in the fresh use of language. In his best-selling debut in 1989, the behemoth showstopper Oldest Living Confedera...
Julianna Margulies on the Privilege of Aging and Finding Her Truest Self in New Memoir
Julianna Margulies romanced George Clooney on ER, played the fierce, resilient Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife and had a recurring role on Billions. Next month, she’ll add another title to her resume: memoir author. The award-winning actress and producer’s story is documented in (May 4, Ballantine), a project she says is among the things [...]
Feuilletons from A Certain Lucas
I. Orchestre Macabre Kitten on the Keys A cat had been taught to play the piano and this animal, sit-ting on a stool, played and played the whole existent piano repertory, and in addition five compositions of its own dedicated to several dogs. Otherwise, the cat was possessed...
Akhil Sharma and His New Novel, 'Family Life': The VICE Podcast 035
This week on the VICE Podcast, VICE editor Krishna Andavolu sits down with novelist Akhil Sharma. Akhil's first novel, An Obedient Father, won the PEN/Faulkner Award. He was also a recipient of the Whiting prize and was one of the New Yorker's "20 Under 40." VICE published an excerpt from Akhil's second novel, Family Life, in our March 2014 issue, so Krishna sat down with Akhil to discuss his new novel, the family tragedy that inspired it, and the line between fiction and memoir. Check out the VICE podcast on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vice-media/id634513189?mt=2 Subscribe to VICE here! http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
Across the Veld
The combis that, sending gusts of taped reggae and mbaqanga into the traffic, transport blacks back and forth between township and city, now carry a strange cargo of whites. The street committee in the black township has advised that this is the way to bring them in, the nature o...
VICE Meets 'My Struggle' Author Karl Ove Knausgaard
Karl-Ove Knausgaard is an unlikely literary celebrity. The Norwegian novelist is the author of the bestselling, six-volume novelized memoir My Struggle—Min Kamp in Norwegian, a title deliberately borrowed from Adolf Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf. As Knausgaard readily acknowledges, they are books without much of a plot, where quotidian events are described with exacting—and sometimes exhausting—detail. In Norway, a country of 5 million people, My Struggle has sold 450,000 copies. English-language critics regularly compare him to Proust, and await the translation of each new volume with child-like anticipation. We met Karl-Ove in New York, days before the release of My Struggle: Book Four. Watch More VICE Meets: http://bit.ly/VICE-Meets- Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our Tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Check out our Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/vicemag