With his plain, weather-beaten prose, Don Carpenter was a good enough novelist not to have to prove it.
Technology has made us capable of exterminating ourselves. In The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood wonders what might save us.
Jean Rhys wrote about women who tangled with class and sexuality on their own terms.
In Ralph Nader's new utopian novel, "only the super-rich can save us."
A conversation with the author of Homer and Langley about opting out.
Mercè Rodoreda's fiction plumbs a sadness borne of helplessness, an almost voluptuous vulnerability.
Novelist Clarice Lispector idealized animals and idiots because they were free of the desire to translate experience into words.
Will narrowed on a single object and fixed in the face of adversity--such is the recurring story of Gabriel García Márquez's work and life.
A reconsideration of the fictive truths behind a storyteller's many masks.
Novelist Hans Fallada resented the constraints of the Nazi era but did not desist in his craft.