Ashleigh Young draws on her own confusion, family history, and an idiosyncratic sensibility in her book of essays.
Jung Young Moon’s novel eschews traditional notions of plot, character, and conflict in favour of a digressive dreamscape.
The American crime writer Don Winslow opened the 2019 Toronto International Festival of authors with an insightful conversation about writing, genre, and the U.S. war on drugs.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1884 chiller “The Body-Snatcher” is a tale of supernatural horror with moral overtones.
Kevin Barry’s third novel features two career criminals waiting at a seedy Spanish port for the arrival of the estranged daughter of one of them.
Harold Bloom antagonized academics and cultural theorists, but remained a staunch advocate of transcendence through literature.
Benjamin Moser’s biography of Susan Sontag presents its subject as a mass of contradictions.
A copy of D.H. Lawrence’s notorious novel, marked up by a British judge’s wife, will remain in the U.K. following a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Muriel Spark’s pitiless treatment of her characters is on full display in the merciless irony of “A Member of the Family.”
In addition to being a sprawling and complex work of fiction, Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport offers a master class in the art of the aphorism.