A Preoccupation with Consciousness: Matthew Weiner’s “Heather, the Totality”
Matthew Specktor reviews Matthew Weiner's debut novel, "Heather, the Totality."
John Freeman Gill on His New York Novel, “The Gargoyle Hunters”
Matthew Specktor interviews John Freeman Gill about his debut novel "The Gargoyle Hunters," New York novels, and the built environment.
Katherine Taylor discusses her writing process, the autobiographical nature of writing, and the inspiration in California's Central Valley.
A Dissident Writer in Modern America
Has Renata Adler's genuine radicalism resulted in her being silenced?
Halloween Fiction Roundtable
LOOK BEYOND THE CANDY AND COSTUMES — Halloween is a storyteller’s holiday. We fear the witch, the goblin, the ghost, because
The Sliding Door: Matthew Specktor Interviews Paris Review Editor Lorin Stein
MATTHEW SPECKTOR: The Paris Review may be the greatest living archive in American letters. And there’s always the temptation to
Defying a multitude of bizarre projections, or submitting to them, would seem to me at the heart of everyday living in
Mentors: James Baldwin
HE MISSED THE FIRST CLASS. In fact, he missed the first three. In his place came an emissary, a small, solemn
The Cows: A Rumination
BY LYDIA DAVIS'S FABLED STANDARDS of brevity, The Cows is an epic. Clocking in at 30 pages (admittedly, most
Positions of Privilege
JOAN DIDION IS, AS WE KNOW, a cool customer. Long before The Year of Magical Thinking, in which a social worker
BY NOW WE'RE TIRED OF THINKING about Freedom. The book blew past us in a rush, we either read it or