The author of With Teeth celebrates absurdist humor.
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Claire Luchette’s Agatha of Little Neon, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux on August 3, 2021.
“It was all fun and games until I realized that I was actually writing a book.” —E. C. Osondu, author of Alien Stories
The author of With Teeth writes about the pleasure of riffing off a good joke.
Nawaaz Ahmed’s Radiant Fugitives, forthcoming from Counterpoint on August 3, 2021.
“I need the volume of more than one trusted reader to hear suggestions over my own investment in being right.” —Donika Kelly, author of The Renunciations
The author of With Teeth writes that her affinity for self-deprecating humor is inextricable from her queerness.
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’s The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois, forthcoming from Harper on July 27, 2021.
“There are so many journeys I’d like to take” —Kelli Russell Agodon, author of Dialogues with Rising Tides
The author of With Teeth examines how a single joke can be successfully repackaged and retold over time.
Pedro Mairal’s The Woman From Uruguay, translated by Jennifer Croft, forthcoming from Bloomsbury on July 6, 2021.
“I often worried what would come out would be scary, accusing, not close enough to the truth or too close.” —Carey Salerno, author of Tributary
Rachel Yoder’s Nightbitch, forthcoming from Doubleday on July 20, 2021.
An excerpt from Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing, published in May by Polity.
The full archive of interviews with the professional writers, readers, and thinkers whose job is to start conversations about contemporary literature.
The industry’s best and brightest agents respond directly to readers’ questions in this regular column dating back to 2010.
Copy editors are adapting to increasing cultural awareness of racial injustice and new approaches to representing identity on the page. How can their work can help or hinder social change?
The literary agent answers questions about submitting story collections, getting an agent’s attention, and querying two agents at the same agency.
The critic on how she began writing reviews, how she and the Times staff pick books to cover, and how social media affects her work.
Lara Ehrlich, the host of the podcast Writer Mother Monster, debunks the superwoman myth and considers how to balance writing and motherhood.
The fiction writer and essayist on five journals that published their work and helped shape their debut novel, The Atmospherians.
Three new anthologies including Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry and There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters From a Crisis.
Ten years after its first meeting, Women Who Submit has grown to a global community that continues to empower women and nonbinary writers to seek publication.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Second Place by Rachel Cusk and The Renunciations by Donika Kelly.
To foster a love of reading among kids in North Carolina, Caitlin Gooch started a program through which children can read books to horses.