Peggy Hughes, Sally Rooney, Lucy Caldwell and Sara Baume in discussion about Irish literature.
Astrid Alben discusses her work, the interdisciplinary journal Pars, and developing a poetic alter ego.
New erotica from Anaïs Nin; Emily Dickinson’s bedroom; Isaac Asimov’s dystopias, interracial love circa 1963 and more.
A round-up of things we love, from all over the internet.
Zadie on Beyoncé, Didion on diarists, Bureaucracy as Sadism, How Did They Win that prize? and more.
The politics of outing writers with pseudonyms, the power of Nell Zink’s first sentences, and Trump fiction.
Our latest discoveries from the literary internet, from the new selfishness epidemic to artistic theft.
Sylvia Plath’s sass, Bob Dylan spars with Leonard Cohen, Guillermo del Toro talks vampires, Shirley Jackson scares the baby boomers
‘Fiction is like those amazing robots that build other robots.’
Ann Beattie shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
‘A pair of seagulls. I say a pair. They might just be good friends.’
‘For me, astrology’s opened this new language and field of understanding. ’
Katy Simpson Smith shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
‘I don’t care if anyone is watching and that’s the point.’
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