Politics and Fiction
Morals are the husband and wife of literature
July 14, 2014

How to be a "guerrilla of the imagination."

My Novel's Only Draft Was Kidnapped in Syria—and I Lived to Tell the Tale
June 27, 2014

"I realised: As well as my wallet and keys and hundreds of dollars, as well as my bank details and personal photographs—he had my book."

The Stickers Any Loyal Murakami Reader Will Really Want
June 20, 2014

Every time he mentions a weird ear fetish, slap a sticker on your novel.

Why Did Borges Hate Soccer?
Mass culture was anathema to the Argentine writer
June 20, 2014

"Soccer is popular because stupidity is popular,” Borges once said.

Why Has Literature Ignored Soccer?
June 12, 2014

Baseball has inspired great literature in part because it's seen as a kaleidoscope of the American Dream; soccer, not so much.

In the Near Future, Only Very Wealthy Colleges Will Have English Departments
Adapt (not publish) or perish
June 08, 2014

The change isn’t necessarily an evil to be decried.

Watch Arthur Conan Doyle Explain How He Invented Sherlock Holmes
May 21, 2014

An amazing little video in which Doyle mocks his own creation.

The 2014 Summer Reading Guide
9 smart, entertaining new books to get you through the summer
May 21, 2014

Pack at least one of these before you head out on vacation.

Jonathan Safran Foer Is Putting Literature on Chipotle Cups
Here are 7 more authors whose writing should be plastered in public spaces
May 15, 2014

We'd love to see what Colson Whitehead could do with a subway wall, or what Joshua Ferriss could tag on corprate elevators.