The Writing Industry Is Booming, Even if the Book Industry Isn't
The writing industry is booming, even if the book industry isn't.
The god that fails: a novelist’s uneasy relationship with fiction.
Several years ago, David Shields staked out a new literary aesthetic with Reality Hunger. His latest, How Literature Saved My Life, reads like so many strung-together blog posts. But does that matter?
The awkward art of writing about sex
The only thing more common than bad sex? Bad writing about sex. A novelist describes the dangers of the smitten word.
Isherwood's overflowing diaries are in need of a thorough edit.
ALTHOUGH IT HAS been nearly a decade since Roberto Bolaño’s death, he has been publishing at an enviable clip. His latest book, Woes of the True Policeman, is not even his first this year: last spring there appeared The Secret of Evil, a collection of nineteen largely unfinished stories.