Carmen Maria Machado’s new gothic memoir, why reading is different from experiencing, new Elena Ferrante and more.
“Where are the boundaries between story and real life, between consciousness and an idea?” Plus, the petty errors that pull you out of a piece of writing, how books became a lifestyle brand and, one assumes, a personality, and more.
Halloween reading, all the new (and forthcoming!) Carmen Maria Machado, women reclaiming anger and more.
Nostalgia as a way to connect with diaspora, we are about to lose memory and history, reading on the climate emergency and more.
Why likability is a lie, a new edition of Colonize This!, the publisher reissuing queer genre fiction from the 60s to 90s, abandoning books and more.
Silently reading en masse, language and citizenship, writers remembering Toni Morrison and more.
YA trans literature, a new national Canadian literature by women, how to evaluate what you see and hear and more.
Feeling like a stranger in your body, on M.F.K. Fisher and joy in eating and writing, beach reads and more.
Writing women’s sexuality in literary fiction, digital minimalism, queer summer reading and more.
What a beach read is anyway, a new book about Los Angeles BDSM, the most cursed days for writers and more.
Queer language before we had queer language, a new generation of villainous women, why money doesn’t save artists, the best bad women in fiction, tons of translated titles and more.
“You can have friends or you can correct people’s grammar.” Plus poems about soft bodies on a planet in peril, an argument for binge reading and more.
Carmen Maria Machado, writers’ roles in addressing climate change, why you don’t need to publish a book by 30, a liberated Cinderella, and more!
Writing and money, machines learning from our texts (and replicating our power structures), whether books are clutter and more.
Getting real about the financial realities of writing, creative forces of subculture, K-pop, the branded ephemera of Frida Khalo, and shedding books to survive academia.
A website that generates short stories based on phone numbers, the feminist Western, financially sustaining a creative life, books to read before “The L Word” comes back, and more.
“Why are we so quick to conclude that marginalized writers’ work is autobiographical?” Plus books about love triangles, a secret lesbian code, why you need to start writing letters to trans people in prison and more.
Still mourning Mary Oliver. Plus why “books” are not a personality, the mood of reading, feminist bookstores to support right now and more.
A humble argument for not counting how many books you read. Plus: Lin-Manuel Miranda saved a bookstore, Mari Kondo doesn’t actually want you to get rid of all your books, and more.
The creative process, insomnia, books to read in 2019 and more.