“Dystopia Is Too Easy”: Laurie Penny’s Tomorrow

CULTURAL STUDIES

“Dystopia Is Too Easy”: Laurie Penny’s Tomorrow

A Conversation with Tobias Carroll ×

The journalist and writer talks about "Everything Belongs to the Future," her first foray into science fiction, and the special challenges of avoiding cliches about the future....
Flawed Heroes and Lessons in Power: Lian Hearn on “The Tale of Shikanoko”

INTERVIEW

Flawed Heroes and Lessons in Power: Lian Hearn on “The Tale of Shikanoko”

A Conversation with Tobias Carroll ×

"If you pay attention, you will understand." The author talks history, fantasy and fiction with Tobias Carroll.
The Mark and the Void

FICTION

The Mark and the Void

Reviewed by Tobias Carroll ×

The author of "Skippy Dies" takes on the financial industry in a work of intellectual comedy and literary gamesmanship. Review by Tobias Carroll
Running with the Renegade: Leon Neyfakh on “The Next Next Level”

MUSIC

Running with the Renegade: Leon Neyfakh on “The Next Next Level”

By Tobias Carroll ×

A portrait of a hip-hop artist as a young man raises questions about technology and creative independence in a media-saturated world. Profile by Tobias Carroll.
Aleksandar Hemon: Always an Invasion

FICTION

Aleksandar Hemon: Always an Invasion

By Tobias Carroll ×

The author has found dark humor in soccer, Lazarus, and his own immigrant experience. In his latest, "The Making of Zombie Wars", Hemon turns to that mecca of tragicomedy: Hollywood.
The Internal Landscape: Three New Collections

Reviews & Essays

The Internal Landscape: Three New Collections

By Tobias Carroll ×

Short stories from Thomas Pierce, Arthur Bradford, and Nathan Poole examine the animal kingdom, and the lovelorn humans atop the food chain.
By Night the Mountain Burns

FICTION

By Night the Mountain Burns

Reviewed by Tobias Carroll ×

When disaster strikes a secluded island, the locals question all they've come to trust in one another.

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Panic in a Suitcase

Reviews & Essays

Panic in a Suitcase

Reviewed by Tobias Carroll ×

A Brighton Beach family's saga bends Russian literary tradition into mordant modern comedy.

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Golazo!

Reviews & Essays

Golazo!

Reviewed by Tobias Carroll ×

With World Cup–level prowess, a soccer fanatic delves into the beautiful game's Latin American heart.

Jesmyn Ward: Men We Reaped

Interviews

Jesmyn Ward: Men We Reaped

A Conversation with Tobias Carroll ×

The National Book Award winning author on Men We Reaped, her powerful new blend of memoir and reportage.