Ancient poems were accompanied by a musical instrument called the lyre – from which we get the word “lyric”. “Literature” and “poetry” are categories of our own making – so moving beyond them in a major award seems long overdue.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews Geoffrey Household’s short but masterful novel.
A recent study on the decline in prime-age male labor force participation got me thinking about the age-old question of how one finds meaning in life.
Johnathan Delavan takes an old story and issues a call to the fatherless wherever they may be.
Even if you’ve never read or seen any of Shakespeare’s works, his influence has touched your life.
He is gone, our Prince of storytellers – such a Prince, indeed, as his own Florizel of Bohemia, with the insatiable taste for weird adventure, for diablerie, for a strange mixture of metaphysics and romance.
The loss of Harper Lee is the loss of a very important cultural voice.
Irma Hunkeler’s list for book worms in the UK.
Where does the monster end and the human begin?
EL Doctorow — known as “one of America’s greatest novelists” — has died.
Saumya Arya Haas says outrage over the limited and problematic portrayal of women and minorities in literature is well deserved.
It was only appropriate that the news of Terry Pratchett’s death at the age of 66 was announced not only by his publisher, but via his own Twitter account
Patrick Paglen explains how feminism is, in its own right, a nerdy interest.
Is genius still a country for white, middle class, heterosexual men?
Male and female writers at the Bangalore Literature Festival both agree that there’s a need to work towards a gender neutral literary society.
Make a list, forget literature, and abandon the craft of the word-smith. After that, can there be justice for literature?