Philosophical fiction encourages the reader to ponder big questions. It purposely provokes thought and debate. Here’s some of the best, including Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder and The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada.
Meet the winners of the 2021 Whiting Awards! Now in its 36th year, the prize recognizes early-career achievements of emerging writers.
What is it about poetry that makes it so intimidating or off-putting to some readers? This English prof has some thoughts on hating poetry.
Find 10 wonderful novellas by authors of color, including coming-of-age stories, family dramas, science fiction, and more.
Find powerful and compelling essays on race, politics, culture, and more in this list of recent small press essay collections.
Grow your TBR and explore literature from around the world with these must-read 2021 books in translation from indie and smaller presses, including Migratory Birds by Mariana Oliver, translated by Julia Sanches.
In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a non-European novel in translation.
Don’t miss picking up these fall 2020 indie books, like Terroir: Love, Out of Place by Natasha Sajé, including literary horror, stories about identity and belonging, and childhood trauma.
Looking for tools to help process these unprecedented times? Check out these nonfiction books about the pandemic, structural racism, and more, including The Names of All the Flowers by Melissa Valentine.