“Thinking is really about 90 percent of the work.” —James Hannaham, author of Pilot Impostor
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The translator of Migratory Birds and Permafrost uses Google Maps to immerse herself in the settings of her translation projects.
“I wrote this book with the constraint of honesty.” —Truong Tran, author of book of the other
“It felt as if my protagonist was in the room with me.” —Claire Oshetsky, author of Chouette
The author of I’m Not Hungry but I Could Eat revels in writing about food and the varied contexts surrounding its consumption.
This week’s installment of Ten Questions features Domenico Starnone and Jhumpa Lahiri, the author and the translator of Trust.
The author of I’m Not Hungry but I Could Eat leverages his intrusive thoughts from pet sitting for fiction.
Allegra Hyde’s Eleutheria, forthcoming from Vintage on March 8, 2022.
An author finds similarities between training for a marathon and finishing a book: Both require stamina, perseverance, good habits, maybe a ritual or two, and the ability to keep fear at bay.
“What does it take for any of us to change our core beliefs?” —Okezie Nwọka, author of God of Mercy
The author of I’m Not Hungry but I Could Eat shares the evolution of his thinking on how to represent bisexuality and queerness in fiction.
A first look at Eloisa Amezcua’s Fighting Is Like a Wife, which is forthcoming from Coffee House Press on April 12, 2022.
“I was using the text as a future image of what my own life could be.” —Shayla Lawz, author of speculation, n.
The author of I’m Not Hungry but I Could Eat seeks to write fat characters for whom fatness is not always an immediate concern.
Sasha Fletcher’s Be Here to Love Me at the End of the World, forthcoming from Melville House on February 8, 2022.
“I need to be involved with life, its business, its noise.” —Khadija Abdalla Bajaber, author of The House of Rust
Jennifer Huang’s Return Flight, forthcoming from Milkweed Editions on January 18, 2022.
Founded in 2017, the African Poetry Digital Portal serves as singular resource for studying contemporary African poetry. Now, with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project’s leaders aim to expand their offerings.
MacArthur Fellow Hanif Abdurraqib talks about his new position at the independent press, the relationship between writer and editor, and the abundant talents of the Black literary community.
Writer Sophie Calle took a job as a maid at a Venice hotel to secretly study the lives of its guests. Her diary of observations and photos compose The Hotel, a book whose provocative methods have inspired other artists.
The author on five literary journals that published selections from her story collection, Hao.
The small press in Blue Hill, Maine, savors close relationships with its writers and publishes three paperback books and six handmade chapbooks annually.
Curious about the pleasures and sounds of nonliterary language, author Rita Bullwinkel has created Oral Florist, an online sound library in which artists and writers read recipes, user manuals, and other encountered texts.
Three new anthologies, including The FSG Poetry Anthology.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit and Such Color: New and Selected Poems by Tracy K. Smith.