The Man Who Could Not Disappear
by Jeff Fort
Why do we care about the details, large and small, of Kafkas life?
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto
by David Shields
Celebrating the confusion between field report and self-portrait, and between fiction and nonfiction.
A Brief Take on Genetic Screening
by Richard Powers
Diagnosing the chronic belief that medicine and narrative are inextricably linked.
The Flesh Failures
by Devin McKinney
Irrestistible arses, and bombs on the dance floor: introducing the worldview of Colin MacInnes.
by Rachel Aviv
If overweight people are in fact an oppressed minority, its one with only a handful of writer-champions.
interviewed by Christopher Bollen
Its fun to paint fire.
interviewed by Lou Anders
Britains surrealist rock luminary plays music for the undead.
interviewed by Eric Spitznagel
Harold Ramis wrote and directed Caddyshack, the most important movie of all time.
interviewed by Meghan ORourke
Editing a volume of Elizabeth Bishops uncollected work, drafts, and letters reveals what she suffered to become the poet she became.
The Second Annual Believer Book Award
El Cobrador Del Frac: Costumed Debt Collectors in Spain
by Andrew Losowsky
Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby
La Zona Fantasma
by Javier Marías
Jennifer Michael Hecht’s Funny
reviewed by Stephen Burt
Stacey Levine’s Frances Johnson
reviewed by Jason McBride
Dubravka Ugrešić’s The Ministry of Pain
reviewed by Sarah Stone
Gu Cheng’s Sea of Dreams
reviewed by Theo Schell-Lambert
Mati Unt’s Things in the Night
reviewed by Thom Blaylock
Kenneth J. Harvey’s The Town That Forgot How to Breathe
reviewed by John Domini
The Partisan Review
reviewed by Robin Hemley
by Sarah Silverman
Schema: Extra-Nomenclature in Film Credits
by Gary Belsky & Brian McMullen