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Novelist David Grossman discusses Israel and the role of politics in his writing.

Siddhartha Deb's second novel follows an Indian journalist on an elusive search for meaning.

Michael Cunningham delivers a historical/noir/sci-fi novel haunted by 9/11 and Walt Whitman.

In Amitav Ghosh's new novel, language is a medium of power.

In 1865 22-year-old Henry James contributed a scathing book review
titled "The Noble School of Fiction" to the very first issue of The
Nation
.

Kazuo Ishiguro is a writer renowned for his capacity to create
beautifully controlled surfaces and to beautifully evoke the roiling
emotions beneath them.

The world Saul Bellow made.

Jonathan Safran Foer, wunderkind.

Saturday begins with its main character, Henry Perowne, getting out of bed because he's unable to sleep and going to stand by an open window.

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