On Dec. 2, 1941, a publication date was set for Mori’s first book. Five days later, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, upending the writer’s life and throwing the book’s publication into doubt.
With her writing, and her work as a publisher, Morrison brought the African-American experience to the fore in the US and around the world.
In her creative and critical work, Toni Morrison sought to remap the contours of American literature and culture.
The ‘bad boy’ of 1980s US fiction is back with his first foray into non-fiction. As you’d expect, he’s still courting controversy.
A journalism scholar and biographer of Tom Wolfe looks back at a literary great’s life of challenging cultural standards.
Kristen Roupenian’s Cat Person short story in the New Yorker about the perils of dating in the digital world is flawed – and brilliant as a result.
In their novels, Nathanael West and Bret Easton Ellis depict a world few want to admit exists, a place where ‘Unless you’re willing to do some pretty awful things, it’s hard getting a job.’
Author’s dystopian visions have inspired some of the most popular sci-fi movies of all time.
Many associate post-World War I culture with Hemingway and Fitzgerald’s Lost Generation. But for black artists, writers and thinkers, the war changed the way they saw their past and their future.
He probably would have been amused by – and maybe even befriended – Trump the entertainer. Trump the president? Not so much.
The best selling book on Amazon is ‘1984’ – which was originally published in 1949. A historian from Case Western Reserve University considers how the novel helps us think about our present moment.
Donald Trump will preside over a new American reality as it takes shape. How can we understand it?
When biographer Gretchen Gerzina came across an old British newspaper article calling Sarah E. Farro “the first negro novelist,” she wondered: who was Farro, and why had she been lost to history?
It is the ultimate ‘meta-novel’: Andy Martin got his own book out of watching a popular author write his latest tome.