Italo Calvino’s Complete Cosmicomics thrives on the tension between ideas and art.
The Third World collides with the First in Atticus Lish’s Preparation for the Next Life.
For the German novelist Walter Kempowski, there was no single unifying experience of World War II.
The Nobel laureate’s short stories are her lasting legacy to the literary world.
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.
With its lack of art and absence of thought, the blockbuster Norwegian novel disappoints.
Because nobody else thinks like her.
In Zündel’s Exit, Markus Werner gorges on the limit point of madness.
What more could a young writer want than to spend hours and hours with the greatest author alive?