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In A Year of Terrific Short Story Collections, Here Are 3 That Stood Out

It's been an excellent year in short story collections, but here are 3 from Lesley Nneka Arimah, Daniel Alarcón, and M. John Harrison that stood out.

Timely New Fiction from South Africa

New fiction on race and class from South African writers.

Does Reading Literary Fiction Make You a Better Person? I’m Skeptical

A recent study claims that readers of literary fiction are more empathetic than readers of genre fiction are. This lit fic fan is skeptical.

Reading is Sexy: Read a Book, Make Yourself More Attractive

A new study claims that reading makes someone more attractive, and we agree.

The Genius Behind Nameless Protagonists

5 Books to Watch For in October

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read In September

Four Books That Changed How I View the World

Pairing Notes: Books and the Teas That Love Them

Four International Writers To Know