'Indigenous Writing Is Going to Continue to Set the Bar for Literary Excellence': An Interview With Alicia Elliott and Arielle Twist
Terese Marie Mailhot interviews Alicia Elliott and Arielle Twist about some recent triumphs in Indigenous literature—and about other triumphs still to come.
Jia Tolentino Talks to Samantha Irby About 'Trick Mirror'
The New Yorker staff writer discusses her unpublished first novel, and why Americans are perennially obsessed with a good scam.
Lyz Lenz on Faith, Loss, and Sexism in Rural America
The author of God Land discusses misogyny in church leadership—and why so many depictions of Jesus look like Brad Pitt.
What Lisa Taddeo Learned in Eight Years of Reporting on American Desire
Taddeo's new book profiles the intimate wants and needs of three women across the country.
'There Is a Hidden Violence': Jeremy Slack on the Human Tragedy of Deportation
In his new book, Deported to Death, Jeremy Slack undertakes one of the most thorough efforts to date to track the fate of deportees.
'There Aren't Clear Heroes': Eve Ewing on the Chicago Race Riots of 1919
In her new book, Ewing uses poetry as a form of historical investigation, revisiting the deadly riots that tore through Chicago a century ago.
'Any Attempt to Claim Orwell for the Right Is Dishonest': An Interview With Dorian Lynskey
The author of "The Ministry of Truth" discusses Orwell's fight for democratic socialism—and the unfortunate misconceptions that can still dog his memory.
'Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come': How Introverts Can Triumph Over Social Anxiety
Jessica Pan's new memoir offers a glimpse at a better world—one where we're open to meaningful interactions, rather than stuck in isolation.
'Radical and Violent Revolution Is a Valid Defense': A Conversation With Nnamdi Ehirim
The writer and entrepreneur discusses his debut novel, the evolution of Nigerian literature, and the psychological toll of economic stagnancy.
The Forgotten Story of How Harper Lee Investigated an Astonishing Murder in Alabama
Author Casey Cep discusses her new book about Harper Lee's unfinished manuscript detailing the alleged crimes of an Alabama preacher and the man who shot him.
Alex Kotlowitz Sees Hope in Chicago 'Despite the Bloodshed'
The author discusses his new book, the tragic violence in Chicago, and his love for the city's "messy vitalities."
How Brian Fies Turned His Escape From the Tubbs Fire Into a Graphic Novel
The author and illustrator explains how seeing his home reduced to a "desolate plane" by the 2017 disaster inspired his latest book.
How the American Dream Went From Meaning Equality to Meaning Capitalism
Literary scholar Sarah Churchwell discusses the shifting meanings of "America first" and "the American dream."
How Esmé Weijun Wang Helps Us Understand Schizophrenia
The author, who also suffers from the illness, discusses her new essay collection—a fresh and visceral study of schizophrenia.