Lydia Davis on Madame Bovary, Nabokov's Marginalia, and Translation
From the Center for the Art of Translation, author and translator Lydia Davis discusses how she used Nabokov's margin notes from his edition of
to aid her own translation.
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.
"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..."
Benjamin Moser discusses Clarice Lispector
Benjamin Moser discusses the work of Clarice Lispector, the subject of his biography "Why this World."
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.
Teju Cole reads from
Teju Cole reads from award-winning novel,
, at the Franklin Park reading series in Brooklyn in 2011.
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.
David Mitchell on
Novelist David Mitchell talks about adapting his book
into a Hollywood film.
by Lydia Davis
Electric Lit's animation of a single sentence from Lydia Davis's recent chapbook,
, by artist Donna K.
Bob Mankoff: Anatomy of a
receives around 1,000 cartoons each week; it only publishes about 17 of them. Bob Mankoff dissects the comedy within just some of the "idea drawings" featured in the magazine, explaining what works, what doesn't, and why.
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.
Adam Wilson's Flatscreen
The trailer for Adam Wilson's new novel features actor Paul Dano and adult-film star Stoya.
Book trailer for Murakami's 1Q84
Haruki Murakami's soon-to-be-released dystopian opus,
Adrienne Rich interviewed in 2001 at the festival ChilePoesía.
Junot Díaz on 'De-colonial Love'
Author Junot Díaz, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the Macarthur Foundation 'Genius' Grant, delivers the keynote at the Facing Race 2012 conference in Baltimore, Maryland on November 16, 2012.