Matthew Klam Totally Reinvigorates the Literary Cliché of the Male Midlife Crisis
How Did Seedy, Trashy True Crime Get So Literary?
This Korean Cartoon Memoir Is Half Walden, Half The Shining
Sally Rooney Somehow Manages to Make Human Narcissism Into a Charming Literary Subject
What Kind of Novel Do You Write When You Believe Civilization Is Doomed?
What Can We Learn From a Psychological Profile of MLK Jr.’s Murderer That Mixes Fiction and Fact?
The Chickenshit Club Passionately Indicts the Justice Department. Why Do Its Arguments Feel So Inert?
The Timely and Troubling Amatka Ranks Among the Best Works of Queer Science Fiction
What She Ate Redeems the Whole Sentimental, Self-Indulgent Genre of Food Writing
Seeking Wisdom From Those Who Are About to Die
Roxane Gay, Through the Act of Memoir, Attempts to Take Possession of Her Body
Sherman Alexie’s Lovely Book Is the Latest Entry in a Growing Genre: the Mom Memoir
Arundhati Roy’s Immensely Satisfying Follow-Up to The God of Small Things
Teju Cole’s New Book Feels Like the Fulfillment of a Decadelong Intellectual Project
The Mournful, Lonely Feminism of Chelsea Clinton’s Kids’ Book
Maile Meloy’s Thriller Is a Bait and Switch in the Best Sense
Who Would Guess That a Journey Through the Snooty Sommelier World Could Be Such Raucous Fun?
Arundhati Roy on Her Dual Identity as Fiery Political Commentator and Soft-Spoken Novelist
How Al Franken Weaponizes Midwestern Niceness
Patricia Lockwood’s Writerly Touch in Her Family Memoir Is Almost Too Light