On this day in 1943, Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead was published. It tells the story of an impoverished architecture school dropout, Howard Roark, and how he navigates—or fails to navigate—the New York scene.
A hundred years ago, in 1919, the first Children’s Book Week was celebrated in the United States. Now, in honor of the centennial, the Library of Congress has made available a free online collection of
The novelist on admiring Maggie Nelson and Rachel Kushner, and being irritated by William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury The book I am currently reading A preview copy of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Bitter rants and petty score settling drive this attack on political correctness in the Twitter age For reasons clear only to himself, Bret Easton Ellis opens his new book with an image of himself hunched
By the second half of Margaret Atwood’s novel, her heroine has escaped her bullies. But their stinging unkindness is the story’s signature note There’s a moment in Cat’s Eye when reading it became too
In recent years, Chinese science fiction has grown in popularity among English-speaking audiences, urged on by blockbuster books like Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem. Liu isn’t the only such writer