Elizabeth McCracken’s Weird Fiction Breathes Life Into Old Tropes
“I think all writers have this Platonic ideal of the book they’re going to write next, and then you realize that you’re hamstringed by your own obsessions.”
Tana French’s New Thriller Looks At What Happens When White Men Lose Their Privilege
The Witch Elm, which follows a privileged man whose life gets derailed, is a timely window into what happens when men lose their precious power.
My Self-Care Routine Is Following Pugs On Instagram
When the world seems hopeless, I turn to the shining light of my dog’s Instagram feed.
Self-Destruction Beats Self-Help In Two Of The Most Exciting Books Of The Year
In The Pisces and My Year of Rest and Relaxation, self-destruction is a welcome respite from the self-improvement industrial complex.
This 60-Year-Old Novel About Sexual Harassment Was Ahead Of Its Time
Rona Jaffe’s The Best of Everything outlined the dynamics and the costs of sexual harassment, decades before anyone talked openly about it.
These Are The Best Audiobooks As Read By The Authors
Some books are just meant to be listened to.
These New Paperbacks Will Be Your Summer BFFs
The perfect travel companions.
Books, New York, And The Internet: A Love Story
A tale of life in the city, 14 years in publishing, and embracing technology to save the culture you love.