Ilana Masad

Israeli American, queer, chronically ill, and forever reading, Ilana Masad is a book critic and fiction writer. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Tin House, McSweeney's, Joyland Magazine, and more. She is the founder and host of The Other Stories, a podcast that features new, emerging, and established fiction writers. Twitter: @ilanaslightly Blog: Slightly Ignorant

4 Books Westworld’s Dolores Abernathy Should Totally Read

Book recommendations for Westworld's Dolores Abernathy!

Moving: 4 Books on a Big Topic

We all know moving is stressful. In fact, it's one of the most stressful activities of modern life. I recommend 4 books, fiction and non, for the occasion.

Queerness: 4 Books On a Big Topic

Queerness. What is it? A lifestyle? A movement? A sexual orientation? An offensive term reclaimed? All those and more?

Literary Tourism: Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska: land of great literary tourism.

Why I Won’t Be Watching This (or Any) Little Women Adaptation

Every LITTLE WOMEN adaptation that comes out, I wonder whether this time I'll watch it. And while I've stopped being an adaptation snob, this is still NOPE.

Happiness: 4 Books on a Big Topic

Welcome to the third installment of the Big Topic column, where I take a super big topic – past months ...

Reading is Good for Your Mental Health: Here’s Why

Many of us already *feel* like reading is good for your mental health - but is it? Science says it is, and we give some examples.

Literary Activism: Writopia Lab

Learn about Writopia Lab, a space where children and teens can take writing workshops in all genres.

LOVE: 4 Books on a Big Topic

Four books on the teeny tiny little topic of LOVE.

Roxane Gay Taking HUNGER Across America

Get info about Roxane Gay's book tour for her memoir, Hunger.