There's a reason a lot of early work goes unpublished.
Just How Good Is 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?
July 15, 2015
The novel's slogan-ready ethics have crowded out literary appreciation that is long overdue.
Is Harper Lee even celebrating the publication of her much-heralded new novel?
Confessions of a Catholic Novelist
June 21, 2015
When water, bread, and blood aren’t just water, bread, and blood.
April 19, 2015
Why we need physical books.
Günter Grass's Hemispheric Upheaval
April 13, 2015
“A writer's personal failings have nothing at all to do with the success or failure of his work.”
March 03, 2015
Why writers want fans who last forever.
February 04, 2015
Is it still possible to survive as an artist in America?
The Surprisingly Erotic Poetry of Bertolt Brecht
November 23, 2014
Brecht is irresistible in Love Poems, like some disaffected offspring of Petrarch and Catullus reared by the Earl of Rochester.
Edgar Allan Poe Was a Vampire
October 16, 2014
Don't write him off because you think his poetry is silly.