Shaj Mathew is a Ph.D. student in comparative literature at Yale. His criticism has appeared in the New York Times Book Review.
In her new memoir, the novelist abandons English for Italian.
His most accessible novel yet documents two Istanbuls
Avant-garde fiction is starting to resemble conceptual art
An interview with the author of "Brilliant Orange"
Mass culture was anathema to the Argentine writer
Plumbing the psyche (or at least the tweets) of a nation that expects the worst in this (and every) World Cup
A report from an awkward, adorable robot-soccer match
A British writer calls American soccer fans “derivative, excessive and utterly ridiculous.” Those same adjectives apply to his essay.