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The novelist discusses religion, history, language and the importance of moral scrutiny.

K. Anis Ahmed

K. Anis Ahmed’s stringent tales of life in the sprawling capital of Bangladesh.

Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner and the novel of detachment

Reda Kateb (left) and Viggo Mortensen in Loin des hommes

Today, Albert Camus is still alive but changed, thanks to the art of David Oelhoffen and Kamel Daoud.

Marilynne Robinson

The novelist offers an elegant answer to the question, “What is it to be human?”

The novelist talks about liberalism, the language of fiction, and the humanism of John Calvin.

Emirati attendees wait in front of an image of the city’s skyline in Dubai.

Joseph O’Neill’s Dubai novel, The Dog.

An MQ-9 Reaper drone

Drones have taken on a life of their own in popular culture.

Akhil Sharma’s Family Life is not a model minority story.

Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino’s Complete Cosmicomics thrives on the tension between ideas and art.

Blogs

“Stone may leave the country,” the late essayist wrote of the late novelist, &ldquot;but it’s America confounded that he finds wherever he goes.”

January 14, 2015

A 1917 Nation reviewer takes issue with Joyce’s “brilliant and nasty variety of pseudo-realism.”

January 13, 2015

An article in our pages in 1919 helped rescue the long-deceased scribe from obscurity and secured him a prominent place in the American canon.

January 4, 2014

Proust, a reviewer wrote in 1921, “may not be what his hero set out to be in his childhood, the greatest writer in the world, but he is one of those.”

December 7, 2013

The debate surrounding Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation is nothing new.

May 18, 2013

Katie Roiphe's Newsweek cover story ignores the fact that in every century and decade, sadomasochistic erotica has broken into the mainstream.

April 16, 2012

A former covert CIA operative turned novelist is fast emerging as one of the most important fiction writers in the military/covert ops/political thriller genre dominated by right-wing authors.

June 29, 2010