The Artist's Life: John Yau
Poet, critic, and arts editor of the
John Yau talks about becoming a poet, his upbringing, and writing about art.
On the Road
A new edition of Jack Kerouac's classic novel,
On the Road
, jazzed-up for the app age.
At the Tea Party
edited by Laura Flanders
In a sensational appearance on Larry King Live last night, potential presidential hopeful Sarah Palin angrily denounced a controversial new book being published next week:
At the Tea Party
, edited by Laura Flanders.
by Emma Donaghue
Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack,
is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.
Amelia Gray reads from "Threats"
"Try to kiss me—see what happens to your lips!" In a video by Angeline Gragasin and Susan Yi, Amelia Gray reads from her forthcoming
while riding on a moped in L.A.
Super Sad True Book Club
Paul Giamatti,Gary Shteyngart, and Felix the daschund are roommates hoping to strike book club gold in Brooklyn Heights. Will they find it?
Terry Southern: Red-Dirt Marijuana
Red-Dirt Marijuana and Other Tastes
is a collection of journalism, parodies, and theatrical sketches, short riffs, and Southern's most definitive early works of fiction. Nile Southern and
editor John Jeremiah Sullivan speak about the impact of this trip through the American culture of the 1950s and 1960s.
by Adam Levin
Adam Levin's debut novel,
, is a 1,000-plus page chronicle narrated by a ten-year old kid who may just be the Jewish Messiah. Here, he creates a deadly weapon out of common household objects.
Ian McEwan talks about the Jerusalem Prize
Ian McEwan and publisher Nan A. Talese discuss his controversial decision to accept the Jerusalem Prize.
"Dear Wayne Koestenbaum, I've been humiliated..."
"I would really seriously recommend dedicating your next book to this person you've humiliated, naming your next child after this person, or tattooing that person's name on your next-born child..."
In his book
, rapper Jay-Z provides autobiographical and sociological context for his lyrics, explaining them in depth. In this video, he discusses his song "Most Kingz," based on a phrase in a Basquiat painting.
Aleksandar Hemon and Stuart Dybek discuss Chicago
Aleksandar Hemon and Stuart Dybek, two acclaimed, award-winning Chicago writers, discuss the city and how it is reflected in their writing and their lives.
Mother, Brother, Lover
Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker talks to Faber Publishing Director Lee Brackstone about writing lyrics, his inspiration, habits, and thoughts on putting together his first published collection.
Aimee Bender, author of
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
, discusses the Art of the Short Story as part of the Authors@Google series.
by Lydia Davis
Electric Lit's animation of a single sentence from Lydia Davis's recent chapbook,
, by artist Donna K.