Emma Cline Tells Louise Bonnet About Her Eerie Novel The Guest

May 16, 2023

“There is something monstrous about what we demand of women in terms of the outward performance of their gender.”


The Late Sean DeLear Lives On in His Intimate Teenage Diaries

May 11, 2023

“I didn’t go to school today at all. I went to Hollywood and I was on the corner of Santa Monica and Vine and stuck out my thumb.”


Christopher Bollen and Will Chancellor Talk Fate and Fiction Over Chess

May 9, 2023

“If you read enough Agatha Christie, you can always figure out who the killer is.”


R.F. Kuang on White Paranoia and the Pitfalls of Identity Politics

May 2, 2023

The “Yellowface” author reveals the sinister side of the publishing industry in her new satirical novel.


Stephen Buoro Uncovers the Magic and Mysteries of Northern Nigeria

April 18, 2023

“Juicy ideas and memories often pop into my head when I’m in the toilet.”


Gary Indiana and Chris Kraus on Autofiction and Art World Fuckery

April 12, 2023

The literary legend talks to fellow writer and Semiotext(e) publisher about what you can and can’t say out loud in the current climate, and those gone but not forgotten.


A Taste of Paradis: Joan Didion, in Conversation with Mark Marvel

March 23, 2023

“I stopped doing description a long time ago. If I start describing something, I put myself to sleep at the type-writer.”


Jinwoo Chong on Ling Ma, Prince Harry, and Curating High-Brow Bookshelves

March 21, 2023

“Prince Harry’s book was… fine.”


Tim Blake Nelson and Michael Stuhlbarg Search for the Essential Truths

March 20, 2023

“If I’m dying, I’m alive, in some sense.”


McKenzie Wark on Raving and the “Gentrification of Ketamine”

March 15, 2023

“I don’t think a K-hole would be a good way to do an international flight.”


Malcolm Harris on Palo Alto, Political Awakenings, and Being Replaced by Robots

March 1, 2023

“The world, as we understand it, becomes the world at the same time as California becomes California.”


Meet Heavy Traffic, the Heavily Edited Alt-Lit Mag

February 17, 2023

“We don’t put on parties. We’re not a community beacon. But we are an imagined community.”


Novelist Dizz Tate Writes One Thousand Words Before Getting Out of Bed

February 7, 2023

“Any book that someone has to italicize their enthusiasm for, like a good restaurant, should be in the canon.”


Debut Novelist Delia Cai on Olive Garden, Central Places, and Interracial Relationships

February 6, 2023

The New York-based writer is turning flyover country into fiction.


Novelist Kashana Cauley Is Sick of the Canon

January 11, 2023

“I’m a person who thinks newness is part of the joy of being alive.”


A Boy’s Own Story is Now a Graphic Novel. Edmund White Has Thoughts.

January 10, 2023

“In a real autobiography, I think your obligation is to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. I don’t like it.”