The author of fifteen books, including eight novels, three short story collections, a memoir, and a ten-volume treatise on the nature and ethics of violence, William T. Vollmann is often associated with his most controversial subjects—crack and prostitution among them. He is also characterized by a few signature stunts, such as firing a pistol during his readings and kidnapping a girl who had been sold into prostitution and turning her over to a relief agency while writing an article for Spin magazine.
Small Press Points highlights the innovative and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Black Balloon Publishing, the New York City–based publisher of “the weird, the unwieldy, the unclassifiable.”
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Curbside Splendor, a recently expanded independent press located in Chicago.
Transforming history through art; Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich on giving voices to the voiceless; Alice James Books launches app; and other news.
Beverly Cleary turns a hundred; writer Idra Novey’s love letter to translation; PEN literary awards announced; and other news.
Print books and children’s development; Kurt Vonnegut’s wife; British contemporary poetry and race; and other news.
Lena Dunham apologizes for memoir controversy; fan fiction’s six-figure publishing deals; “books that inspired the world”; and other news.
The life and work of Martin Amis; books about race in America; a library taxi in Tehran; and other news.