Orhan Pamuk’s Working-Class Flâneurs
October 13, 2015 11:00 AM

His most accessible novel yet documents two Istanbuls.

Swimming Upstream
October 12, 2015

A new collection of essays from the contrarian public intellectual.

Who Will Win the 2015 Man Booker Prize?
October 12, 2015

The Man Booker Prize is the world's most prestigious literary award for works published in English, but it's ascent has come at a cost to its identity. 

Elvis Costello: Rock Music’s Biggest Fan
October 12, 2015

His new memoir tells of songwriting and encounters with the famous.

Svetlana Alexievich, The Dostoevsky of Nonfiction
October 09, 2015

The Nobel Prizewinner's compassionate writing resists politicization. 

Romance in the California Drought
October 09, 2015

Claire Vaye Watkins's characters shack up in the rubble of the apocalypse.

Speaking in Tongues
October 08, 2015

Inside the world of lexicographers who create languages like Dothraki, Elvish, and Klingon.

The Mushroom That Explains the World
October 08, 2015

An anthropologist tries to understand capitalism by studying a Japanese delicacy.

Belarusian Author Svetlana Alexievich Wins 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature
October 08, 2015

The Belarusian novelist and journalist Svetlana Alexievich has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature for her "polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."

Marilynne Robinson's Sacred Cosmology
October 07, 2015

The author's new essay collection, The Giveness of Things, converses with the dead.