His new novel 'Heroes of the Frontier' turns a troubled mother into a questing hero.
The life of Roman poet Catullus was stranger than fiction, but a new biography speculates far more than any history should.
Nancy Isenberg's new book tells the story of a large and forgotten class of “waste people.”
The story of a family curse, 'Homegoing' wrestles with African American identity.
What was in Hemingway’s writing that enabled him to command the loyalty of a generation?
What men got wrong about the economy.
Andrea Tantaros's 'Tied Up In Knots' reveals an important lesson.
Did an illicit love affair give birth to the Great American Novel?
For Ben Lerner, poems are the perfect medium for failure. So how can they negotiate with the politics of real life?
How factory revolts inspired a new form of the novel.
A folklore expert tries to understand the people who ruin the internet.
If Barnes & Noble goes out of business, it’ll be a disaster for book lovers.
The author of ‘I Know What you Did Last Summer’ defined teen terror for a generation.
Have antidepressant drugs ever truly worked—and does that matter?
Two hundred years ago, Mary Shelley spent a night telling ghost stories at the Villa Diodati in Switzerland.
Virginia Heffernan's new book argues that the internet is a work of art.
"Barkskins," Annie Proulx’s first novel in more than a decade, is a sweeping epic told through the history of America’s woodlands.
Emma Cline's 'The Girls' is a dark drama about female desire in 1960s California.
In A. Scott Berg’s book, and in the new film, the worn-out trope of the male literary genius gets one more day in the sun.