Notes toward a theory of Nell Zink.
Underrated for most of her life, the author of "The Lottery" is at last experiencing a revival.
A new book outlines an epidemic of over-diagnosis and addiction.
Alice Kaplan’s new book, "Looking for 'The Stranger,'" explores Albert Camus’s fraught relationship with his Algerian homeland.
What Marx means in a world that has made peace with capitalism.
In James Gleick’s new book, humans invented time travel to counter the regret that we only have one life to live.
What Lionel Shriver got right—and wrong—in her controversial speech about political correctness in literature.
The spectacle surrounding Lionel Shriver's controversial speech revealed more than one layer of prejudice.
Why do people support Trump and the Tea Party? A native son and a sociologist search for answers.
American utopias weren’t always paradise, especially for the women who found themselves burdened by freedoms made by men.
Laura Albert’s literary persona became a bestselling author more than a decade ago. But critically, her work remains promising at best.
One of the most influential editors of the last century finally shares the secrets of a literary life.
Blair Braverman confronts hostility and harassment in her memoir of adventure in the wilderness.
A new history of the Cold War in Latin America highlights the political impotence of intellectuals.
Can Jonathan Safran Foer write fiction about anything but himself?
"The Lord of The Rings" trilogy is one of the few works of genius in modern literature.
It all started in a small apartment in Washington, D.C.
Masha Gessen's book about a failed Soviet experiment asks searching questions about Jewish identity.
A new book by Ted Bundy's lawyer sheds light on the enigma of his most famous client.
In his new book, a postmodern novelist reports from the front lines of elementary school.