by Alexander Provan
Where does our ingrained fear of everything nuclear come from? And how does it affect the way we store our radioactive waste?
by Sarah Manguso
All autoimmune diseases invoke the metaphor of suicide. The body destroys itself from the inside.
The Moon Over the Gate
by Per Petterson
Why do some people go to the desert to erase themselves?
“An Original Adventure”
by Lisa Levy
Elizabeth Hardwick eluded domesticity and became a pioneer of New York women intellectuals.
interviewed by Alec Michod
“All good dialogue is funny.”
interviewed by Adam Bulger and Eric Spitznagel
A double interview in which, in the spirit of doing something different, the comedian requests two interviews, one with someone who loves him, and one with someone who hates him.
interviewed by Andrew Nellins
How publishing is a pigsty, culture is declining, and the Christian Broadcasting Network gets it right.
Liso: An Oral History
edited by Peter Orner
A South African Christian legally brought to America to work illegally struggles to get home.
The 2007 Believer Book Awards
Including the editors’ short list and citations from Eileen Myles, Dean Young, Rivka Galchen, John Haskell, and others.
by Mindy Kaling
Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby
Juliana Spahr’s The Transformation
reviewed by Stephen Burt
Nadine Gordimer’s Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black
reviewed by Adam Novy
Jason Brown’s Why the Devil Chose New England For His Work
reviewed by Nina MacLaughlin
Julio Cortázar and Carol Dunlop’s Autonauts of the Cosmoroute
reviewed by Laird Hunt
Aaron Fagan’s Garage
reviewed by Idra Novey
Donald Ray Pollock’s Knockemstiff
reviewed by Suzanne Kleid
Bruno Schulz’s The Street of Crocodiles
reviewed by David Stromberg
Old Mosquito & Mother’s Pianos: two new poems
by Ilya Kaminsky
Things to Do on a Rainy Day: a new poem
by Mary Ruefle
Fable: a new poem
by Dean Young
Schema: The Four Quadrants of the Apocalypse
by Jesse Nathan
Merge Records Harper Perennial
and the following Grove Atlantic titles:
We Are Now Beginning Our Descent by James Meek
The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall