Marilynne Robinson's new novel explores faith, loneliness and the national passion play of race.
Salman Rushdie probes the limits of the imagination to produce his most coherent and readable novel.
With two bodies of work recently reissued, now is a good time to wonder why novelist Patrick Hamilton is worth remembering.
When Richard Price moves from the urban ruins of New Jersey to the gentrified Lower East Side of Lush Life, things get complicated.
Michael Dibdin's detective Zen series sounds a melancholy note for an old Italy rife with political enemies.
There was little enthusiasm for revisiting the camps in Communist Hungary. Author Imre Kertész refracts that reluctance in fictional form.
Austrian novelist Stefan Zweig saw himself as a Freud of fiction--a fellow spelunker in the caverns of the heart.
The radical subjectivity and reckless politics of Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun find new expression in recent English translations and editions.
British author Jonathan Coe departs from grand social transformations and turns to the domestic sphere in The Rain Before It Falls.
In Hari Kunzru's captivating new novel My Revolutions, a former anti-Vietnam terrorist is dredged up after half a lifetime underground.