Literary news, interview, criticism, theory, and more.
Posts • 462
Subscribers • 1.3k
A literature professor explains what everyone gets wrong about Hunter S. Thompson
It’s easy to appreciate Hunter S. Thompson first and foremost for his style, for that famous Gonzo prose knocked off so often (and often so poorly) it’s almost startling to revisit his work and realize how clear-eyed and articulate both his fear and loathing always were on the page. In Timothy Denevi’s new biography, Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson’s Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism,” fear and loathing receive a re-appraisal as the rhetorical framework that …
How T.S. Eliot Went From Neurotic Banker to Neurotic Worldwide Literary Hero
A graphic retelling of the American poet’s ascent to stardom.
Those Who Knew
Right here, thank you, Lena spoke up from the backseat as they reached the narrow street below Olga’s Sublime. The morning clouds were still low and thick over the port, the rundown homes stacked i…
Jonathan Lethem's Playlist for His Novel "The Feral Detective"
Review | Book nerds, grab your ear buds: Here are 8 of the best literary podcasts
Some are chatty, some feature famous authors. Or maybe you just want to hear LeVar Burton reading?
Jeremy T. Wilson's Playlist for His Story Collection "Adult Teeth"
7 Spanish Books to Read Before You Die
The author of ‘1,000 Books to Read Before You Die’ picks Spanish-language titles by authors ranging from Don Quixote to Valeria Luiselli
Beyond the Caldecott & the Nobel: Diverse Literary Award Winners 2018
For two years, I have put together a master list of all the diverse literary awards I could find, and all the winners—and, when I can find them, the finalists and honor books as well. This year, in…
A Reader's Guide to the Works of Haruki Murakami | Best Books by Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami is a masterful storyteller who has mesmerized readers around the world with his unique style. Here's a look at some of his finest works.
The 40 best books to read before you die
Losing yourself in a great novel is one of life’s joys. Here our critics Ceri Radford and Chris Harvey pick the books you need to read
The Literary Legacy of Louis Cha
His literary creations were the embodiment of honor, bravery, and chivalry for generations of Chinese readers.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - October 31st, 2018
25 Horror Classics You Need to Read
People have been telling scary stories for as long as they’ve been, in fact, telling stories. Here are twenty-five horror classics you need to read.
100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction
Tales about a world gone wrong.
Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists
25 Famous Authors' Favorite Books
One key to being a good writer is to always keep reading—and that doesn't change after you've been published.
May-lee Chai's Playlist for Her Story Collection "Useful Phrases for Immigrants"
7 Candidates for the Great American Rock and Roll Novel
Jeff Jackson, author of ‘Destroy All Monsters,’ on fiction that captures the raw power of rock music
8 Titles that Prove the Power of Magical Realism - Signature Reads
Consider this magical realism reading list an invitation to see the world through a different lens, an invitation to be transformed by the page.
Frankenstein at 200: A Q&A with Gothic Literature Expert Ellen Malenas Ledoux : Rutgers-Camden Campus News