The new novel Americanah has elicited a number of strong reactions, ranging from exasperation to awe. The author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian woman, appears to be no less divisive, at least based on the discussion about her book on Twitter and elsewhere. (I haven't read it.)
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.