Jessie Burton's 'The Miniaturist'

The past can be a gloriously fertile place for authors: the sparser the facts, the more space there is for fiction to grow and thrive. As Hilary Mantel puts it, ‘the imagination can suggest what’s erased,’ while WG Sebald speaks

Jessie Burton's 'The Miniaturist'

The past can be a gloriously fertile place for authors: the sparser the facts, the more space there is for fiction to grow and thrive. As Hilary Mantel puts it, ‘the imagination can suggest what’s erased,’ while WG Sebald speaks

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Scott Cheshire's 'High as the Horses Bridles'

via Electric Literature

‘High as the Horses’ Bridles’ is a torrential debut novel. It’s bold. It’s substantive. It’s formally inventive. Our Interview Editor Scott Cheshire talks about his new novel with J.T. Price.

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Scott Cheshire's 'High as the Horses Bridles'

via Electric Literature

‘High as the Horses’ Bridles’ is a torrential debut novel. It’s bold. It’s substantive. It’s formally inventive. Our Interview Editor Scott Cheshire talks about his new novel with J.T. Price.

When We’re All Roses of Possession: A Review of Susan Scarf Merrell’s 'Shirley'

There’s a difference between love and possession, isn’t there? In love, we’re comfortable with the people in our lives, we know our minds and hearts, and we’re in control. But what of the excitement inherent in being possessed, that ridden

When We’re All Roses of Possession: A Review of Susan Scarf Merrell’s 'Shirley'

There’s a difference between love and possession, isn’t there? In love, we’re comfortable with the people in our lives, we know our minds and hearts, and we’re in control. But what of the excitement inherent in being possessed, that ridden

Alexi Zentner's 'The Lobster Kings'

As a kid growing up in Maine, there came a day early on in the summer each year when the couch on our back porch beckoned just so, and I’d stretch out to read. At last, it was warm enough

Alexi Zentner's 'The Lobster Kings'

As a kid growing up in Maine, there came a day early on in the summer each year when the couch on our back porch beckoned just so, and I’d stretch out to read. At last, it was warm enough

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Summer Reads!

Jeff Vandermeer, Rivka Galchen, Ben Lerner, Herman Koch, Jean Rhys, Karl Ove Knausgaard. Our editors share what they’ll be reading this summer.

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Summer Reads!

Jeff Vandermeer, Rivka Galchen, Ben Lerner, Herman Koch, Jean Rhys, Karl Ove Knausgaard. Our editors share what they’ll be reading this summer.

God Is In the Details: Paul Rome’s 'We All Sleep in the Same Room'

Near the end of Paul Rome’s debut novel We All Sleep in the Same Room, his protagonist (a dedicated fortysomething Manhattan labor lawyer) takes his son into a Park Avenue furniture boutique. The store is divided into rooms, like an

God Is In the Details: Paul Rome’s 'We All Sleep in the Same Room'

Near the end of Paul Rome’s debut novel We All Sleep in the Same Room, his protagonist (a dedicated fortysomething Manhattan labor lawyer) takes his son into a Park Avenue furniture boutique. The store is divided into rooms, like an

Author Museum Interviews: The Beat Museum in San Francisco

Interview by Tyler Malone

“A lot of the women of course are overlooked. You have ruth weiss—she was just here a few days ago. She was the first person to get up and start reading her poetry to jazz; she did that before Kerouac did it in New York. Diane di Prima. Denise Levertov. Unfortunately, the women didn’t get published like the men did.”

Author Museum Interviews: The Beat Museum in San Francisco

Interview by Tyler Malone

“A lot of the women of course are overlooked. You have ruth weiss—she was just here a few days ago. She was the first person to get up and start reading her poetry to jazz; she did that before Kerouac did it in New York. Diane di Prima. Denise Levertov. Unfortunately, the women didn’t get published like the men did.”