Pre-emptive evolution, the voices of time, infodumps: the science fiction of J.G. Ballard offers not prescience but present-sense.
Maureen Howard's most recent novel is The Rags of Time.
The axis of moral struggle, a stroke of salvation--these are the spiritual dimensions of Tolstoy's late fiction.
J.M. Coetzee's Summertime and the fictions of self-deception.
In Love, Anger, Madness, Marie Vieux-Chauvet explores the choking fear of life under "Papa Doc" Duvalier.
In Evelio Rosero's The Armies, war is like the Law in Kafka: cruel, implacable and coldly divine.
In the fiction of Sylvia Townsend Warner, historical change is accidental and almost imperceptible, but for all that no less decisive.
For Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, the fantastical is always found in the startling, dark and unfathomable episodes of daily life.
A 9/11 story modeled on Jane Eyre, A Gate at the Stairs is Lorrie Moore's most ambitious novel, and her slipperiest work to date.
Horacio Castellanos Moya has turned anxiety into an art form and put El Salvador on the literary map.