Aaron Thier is the author of The Ghost Apple. His new novel, Mr. Eternity, will be published in 2016.
Italo Calvino’s Complete Cosmicomics thrives on the tension between ideas and art.
In the stories of Kjell Askildsen, all that the men want is to be unseen.
Nadifa Mohamed’s The Orchard of Lost Souls is a haunting and powerful novel.
Dave Eggers’s The Circle; Richard Powers’s Orfeo
Auntie man? Black writer? Negress? In The Women, Hilton Als is Hilton Als.
Martín Adan’s The Cardboard House; José Manuel Prieto’s Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia
How did everything a writer had known and loved come violently apart?
In the short stories of Tenth of December, the impression of chaos belies a careful design.
Ayana Mathis’s The Twelve Tribes of Hattie; Andrey Platonov’s Happy Moscow