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.
by Lydia Davis
Electric Lit's animation of a single sentence from Lydia Davis's recent chapbook,
, by artist Donna K.
Ian McEwan talks about the Jerusalem Prize
Ian McEwan and publisher Nan A. Talese discuss his controversial decision to accept the Jerusalem Prize.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
On the Road
A new edition of Jack Kerouac's classic novel,
On the Road
, jazzed-up for the app age.
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.
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.
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.
"The Original Impulse" by Lynne Tillman
Animated by Monica Garrison and scored by Andrei Pohorelsky, the new single sentence animation by Electric LIterature for Lynne Tillman's story "The Original Impulse" may haunt your dreams.
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.
"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..."