A celebration of a legendary American novelist's life and career, via conversation with his friend and editor.
Chasing the Phoenix
How does one pass the time in a "post-utopian" world? According to a pair of rogues in Michael Swanwick's science fiction romp, the answer lies in wooing damsels and fighting monsters. Review by...
GRIN AND TONIC
Twelve new literary franchises coming soon to a shopping mall near you.
Mark Ferguson, author of "The Lost Boys Symphony," on how Paul Auster speaks -- directly -- to the readers of his fiction.
In Defense of Clutter
Marie Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" has sold two million copies and revamped many a home. Troy Jollimore ponders what exactly it is that we're throwing away.
A young loner fights (and maybe even shoots) her way out of her dead end hometown, in one of the most anticipated novels of recent memory. Review by Stefan Beck
Jonathan Franzen's new novel wraps a game of hidden identities around a story of digital muckrakers and cultish activists. Review by Liesl Schillinger
“The World is Bewildering”: Adam Johnson on “Fortune Smiles”
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Orphan Master's Son" talks about trauma, the world of the future, and his new collection of short fiction, "Fortune Smiles."
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
A pair of mysteries -- one set on the moors of Yorkshire, the other in a Tuscan fortress -- delve into a territory that transcends geography. Essay by Anna Mundow.
America's greatest writers are now being placed where they belong: seven thousand feet in the air.