Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being is an enormous step forward from her prior novels, taking on nothing less than the meaning of time itself.
05 Feb 2014
Marisha Pessl and Sergio de la Pava have both found success with novels that are defiant in their length and ambition. Yet critical and editorial prejudice against their 'Bigness' -- in scope and heft -- won't budge.
05 Nov 2013
Philip Roth comes off as a gentler man than we might imagine, and when he speaks or reads from his work he never disappoints.
01 Apr 2013
Looking at two events, Jonathan Franzen talks with David Remnick and Reporting from the Edge: Covering Conflict.
11 Oct 2011
With The Homeland Directive writer Robert Venditti offers a deep and meditative work on the nature of personhood in an era of mass marketing. Easily the equal of the illustrious works of John Reed or Jonathan Franzen, The Homeland Directive elevates both the political thriller genre and the comics medium.
12 Jul 2011
This out of the ordinary event brought together a high profile literary line-up to practice the art of storytelling for the sold-out crowd at Cooper Union’s Great Hall.
13 May 2011
In 3 words or less, what does "Freedom" mean to you? Let us know and you have a chance to win a signed copy of Jonathan Franzen's new book.
14 Dec 2010
Walter's situation is indicative of that which all of Franzen’s characters face: How to negotiate our better selves against the tug of monetary gain, sexual desire, and the competitive streak that so often both defines and undoes us all.
23 Nov 2010
Historically, so-called women’s fiction is a bit of a mess. The Bronte sisters, studied in literature and MFA programs the world over, were forced to publish under male pseudonyms, while authors such as Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott, who enjoyed some success in their respective periods, were still condescended to.
08 Sep 2010
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