Are we living through a “crisis of attention”? The answer may lie in how we still learn from one another.
By TONI MORRISON
In her eleventh novel, the Nobel Prize winner continues to create beauty from the anger and defining wounds of her characters. Review by Donna Rifkind.
With our collective imagination of the future dominated by dystopia, a list of science fiction’s more optimistic visions of future society.
Masha Gessen talks about investigating the lives of the Boston Marathon bombers, and the dangers of dehumanization.
In an age of new connectivity online and beyond, a reporter finds empathy for those who’ve faced mortifying infamy.
Hope for redemption and the devotion of dutiful families, in short stories from in and around New Mexico.
Grabbing a mystery of zoology by its horn.
A tenor digs into the history of the momentous song cycle that he’s performed over one hundred times.
Why a double agent of the Vietnam War is one of the most surprisingly likable characters in recent fiction.
“Listen to the thumping EDM music and if you’re lucky, you might hear some of the area’s oldest canines whinny along to the beat.”
The author of “The Poser” on stories which find the “soul of the teller revealed through language”.
This week in history: Lincoln’s night at Ford’s Theater ends badly, and a mourning country’s culture wars carry on.
Fifty years of biting wit and fearless honesty from a rogue journalist.
Two unconventional approaches to publishing personal diaries, from candid women willing to print their deepest inner workings.
The creator of the Harry Hole series places his new standalone novel in the crosshairs of an Oslo contract killer.
The author of “That Should Be a Word” talks about the creation of brattle, grumtion, and gastronauts.
In his new novel (and a 1987 debut now appearing in America for the first time), a living legend of Norway brings his themes of childhood memory and fate into new light.
A discussion of writing female characters with “a savage eye”, from two authors of our Discover Great New Writers program.