Progressive Prophet Naomi Klein Sees The Future. Can It Be Changed?
Prince had grand plans for his autobiography, but only a few months to live.
On Herman Melville’s literary career.
Twenty years after the world first heard about Christopher McCandless, fans of Into the Wild continue to risk their lives to reach the bus where he died.
A conversation between the writers Nadifa Mohamed, who left Hargeisa, and Aleksandar Hemon, who left Bosnia.
Aleksandar Hemon on the Longform Podcast.
A romance author accused her husband of poisoning her. Was it her wildest fiction yet?
Bennington College in the 1980s was a hothouse of sex, drugs, and future literary stars—among them, Donna Tartt, Bret Easton Ellis, and Jonathan Lethem. Return to a campus and an era like no other.
What happens when America’s darkest crime writer sees the light?
He worked as an engineer developing the technology to make Pringles potato chips before embarking on a prolific writing career. Known as the Melville of science fiction and celebrated for his inventive and challenging work, Wolfe died on April 14 at age 87.
The biographer before the publication of “The Passage of Power.”
Dan Mallory, who writes under the name A. J. Finn, went to No. 1 with his debut thriller, The Woman in the Window. His life contains even stranger twists.
On Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.
By reengineering the economy and society to their own benefit, Google and Facebook are perverting capitalism in a way that undermines personal freedom and corrodes democracy.
The former first lady’s new memoir recounts her family’s trajectory from the Jim Crow South to Chicago’s South Side and her own improbable journey from there to the White House.
“Anytime I was called a New Journalist I winced a little with embarrassment.”
On Bob Woodward’s “rather eerie aversion to engaging the ramifications of what people say to him.”
“The ‘hard’–science fiction writers dismiss everything except, well, physics, astronomy, and maybe chemistry. Biology, sociology, anthropology—that’s not science to them, that’s soft stuff. They’re not that interested in what human beings do, really. But I am. I draw on the social sciences a great deal. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼I get a lot of ideas from them, particularly from anthropology. When I create another planet, another world, with a society on it, I try to hint at the complexity of the society I’m creating, instead of just referring to an empire or something like that.”
How a cabal of authors profited by gaming Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited algorithm.
On the unlikely friendship between Nelson Algren and the young writer during the final years of Algren’s life.
It was June of 1980 when Nelson called me breathlessly from the highway.
He wants you to know one thing: He’s not even angry.
How the godfather of “fratire” went from chronicling his drunken sexual conquests to ghostwriting Tiffany Haddish’s memoir.
He is a coon hunter, a rich man, an ex-whiskey runner, a good old boy who hard-charges stock cars 175 m.p.h. Mother dog! He is the lead-footed chicken farmer from Ronda, the true vision of the New South.
Notes from a Black Panther fundraiser on Park Avenue.
Tom Wolfe on the development of ”New Journalism,” an unconventional reporting style which he helped to pioneer.
Americans learn to love themselves.
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On the work of Rachel Cusk.
An interview with Maurice Sendak.
The author faces this question as she emerges from alcoholism.
A major black novelist made a remarkable début. How did he disappear?