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#Literary Fiction

Where’s the Sex in Literary Realist Fiction?

One reader, inspired by Karen Connelly’s new novel THE CHANGE ROOM, investigates why there isn’t more explicit, detailed sex in literary realist fiction.

Timely New Fiction from South Africa

New fiction on race and class from South African writers.

5 British Books To Look Out For In June

British books crossing the pond in June.

The Best of Both Worlds–May Books That Are Socially Conscious Page-Turners

These titles combine page-turning entertainment and complex social messages.

5 Short Classics To Read During Russian Literature Week

From Tolstoy to Chekhov, check out these 5 short story and novella recommendations to celebrate Russian Literature Week.

Books by 4 Radical Writers Who Brought Down a Government

In 1998, Kuwait ushered in an era of censorship after controversy over four writers. Things now may be changing for the better: But who were those writers?

Reading Locally When You Travel

Doing some holiday traveling? Visit local bookstores and read books about the area!

5 Lit Journals For Readers Who Love A Sense Of Place

Literary journals for readers who love to feel transported.

10 Books for Postmodern Film Lovers

If you love postmodern film, you'll want these books on your TBR.

On David Duchovny’s Fiction

A reader recommends two works of fiction by The X-Files' David Duchovny

It’s Louise Erdrich’s Birthday, and She’s the Master of Backstory

Happy birthday to Louise Erdrich, whose prolific writing shows the value of considering backstory in a book.

“There is Always Time to Make Your Dreams Come True”: An Interview with Emma Straub

A brief interview with author Emma Straub about the writing life and her fourth novel, Modern Lovers.

How to Be a Teenager in a Contemporary Novel Written for Adults

How do you do, fellow kids? Prove you're down with the youngs by using these common tropes.

I Love Discontents: A Starter Course in Experimental Feminist Literature

With the recent-ish news that Amazon has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot for Chris Kraus’s seminal (SORRY, COULDN’T HELP MYSELF) ...

The Best Translated Book Award

It’s always silly to declare a single book to be the “best,” but it’s often productive (and fun) to consider ...