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Samantha Irby on Love Is Blind and Doomsday Prepping with Diet Coke

March 30, 2020

The writer’s new essay collection, “Wow, No Thank You” is an irreverent, hilarious, and vulnerable dive into her brain.

Eric Thomas

R. Eric Thomas is Ducking Corners in Heaven

February 19, 2020

The Elle columnist and author of the forthcoming essay collection “Here For It” on why heaven is for everyone and the suburbs are not.

Jenny Offill Stays Earnest in the Face of Fatalism

February 12, 2020

With “Weather,” the sharp-witted author grapples with the zeitgeist of a pre-apocalyptic world.

Anna Wiener Looks Straight Into the Uncanny Valley of Tech

January 13, 2020

The writer’s debut memoir chronicles the dark side of Silicon Valley’s optimistic excess.

Tommy Pico’s Poetry Fuses Sex, Climate Collapse, and R&B

November 4, 2019

But through it all runs a stubborn ribbon of hope.

Carolyn Murnick and the Ties that Bind

July 31, 2017

Carolyn Murnick’s darkly beautiful debut memoir, The Hot One (Simon & Schuster), tells the story of her childhood best friend Ashley Ellerin, who was brutally murdered in Los Angeles at only 22 years old.

Daniel Riley and the Other Side of Paradise

June 6, 2017

Daniel Riley’s debut novel, Fly Me (Little Brown), is a stunning and dangerous ride set in the skies of 1972.

Jason Diamond and the Myth of John Hughes

December 1, 2016

Jason Diamond’s debut memoir Searching for John Hughes (William Morrow) is a funny, quirky, aching coming of age tale.

Marcy Dermansky on the Everyday

October 12, 2016

Marcy Dermansky’s latest novel The Red Car (W.W. Norton) is a lyrical, sometimes fanciful tale about loss and coming into one’s own.

Melissa Yancy’s Twisted Reckoning

October 4, 2016

Melissa Yancy’s debut short story collection, Dog Years (University of Pittsburgh Press), is full of gorgeously twisted tales.

The Scarlet F

September 12, 2016

In 1999, Jeremiah “Terminator” LeRoy became an international celebrity with the publication of his novel Sarah and book of short stories The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things.

Leopoldine Core and the Psychology of the City

August 9, 2016

Out today, Leopoldine Core’s debut short story collection, When Watched (Penguin), is a gorgeous, poetic homage to downtown New York City and the eclectic, yearning characters that populate it.

On the Precipice of Adulthood

August 8, 2016

Out tomorrow, August 9, via Tyrant Books, Annie DeWitt’s debut novel White Nights in Split Town City is wild, often violent, and jarringly beautiful.

Bonnie Nadzam’s Ghost Town

July 5, 2016

Bonnie Nadzam’s second novel Lions (Grove/Atlantic) is a haunting love letter to a dying Colorado town.

The Misadventures of Iris Smyles

June 29, 2016

Iris Smyles’s Dating Tips for the Unemployed (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is the author’s second novel starring her fictional alter ego.

Gina Tron’s Search For Support

October 24, 2014

Gina Tron’s memoir You’re Fine (Papercut Press) is a revealing, raging descent into madness.

Garth Stein’s Flash Point

October 1, 2014

Garth Stein’s latest novel A Sudden Light (Simon & Schuster) is haunting, full of longing.

Luke B. Goebel’s Chaos Theories

September 29, 2014

Luke B. Goebel’s Fourteen Stories None of Them Are Yours is a thunderous, fantastical debut novel.

The Revolutionary Katy Simpson Smith

August 25, 2014

Katy Simpson Smith’s debut novel The Story of Land And Sea is an intense, moody musing on family, loss, and love.

Vanessa Manko Goes Long

August 14, 2014

Vanessa Manko’s debut novel The Invention of Exile (Penguin) is a stunning, dream-like exploration of geographical and psychic borders.