Literature

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In three stories, the German filmmaker and writer bears witness to the tentativeness of history

BY Alexander Kluge | 07 SEP 20

The author of Glitch Feminism on correcting the cyberfeminist canon, the Black trauma at the root of memes and why online space is still ‘real’

BY Momtaza Mehri | 19 AUG 20

The authors – both of whom published new books this spring – discuss diary-keeping, photography and motherhood

BY Moyra Davey | 09 JUL 20

Before Twitter, Félix Fénéon’s daily ‘novels in three lines’ made a literary art form of current affairs

BY Francesca Wade | 22 MAY 20

Juliet Jacques speaks to the pioneering writer and theorist about her new book, ‘Reverse Cowgirl’, an ‘auto-ethnography’ of the self

BY Juliet Jacques | 06 APR 20

Wandering Munich with the graphic designer Anna Lena von Helldorff, the author wonders what it means when time constantly overtakes us

BY Heike Geissler | 19 MAR 20

The translator of the Nobel Literature Prize winner on jet lag, death threats and insomnia in Poland

BY Jennifer Croft | 26 FEB 20

The most remarkable thing about ‘The Mysterious Correspondent’ is the way it deals directly with gay and lesbian characters

BY Aaron Peck | 28 NOV 19
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Nina Leger, Jenny Hval, Elvia Wilk and Sophie Mackintosh offer an eerie counterpoint to the traditionally male-dominated genre of weird literature

BY Gabriella Pounds | 31 OCT 19

In ‘All That Beauty’, it’s not a matter of seeing better, or more clearly; it’s a matter of seeing more widely and wildly

BY Steven Zultanski | 30 OCT 19

In the Dream House grapples with the ‘bad PR’ of an abusive queer relationship

BY Bryony White | 09 OCT 19

Our lives – like menus – are an assortment of so-called ‘choices’

BY Lynne Tillman | 23 SEP 19

The newly reissued novel maps the intimate spatial connections between fascism and patriarchy in postwar Austria

BY Matthew Turner | 16 SEP 19

Three new novels – by Annie Ernaux, Vigdis Hjorth and Ocean Vuong – attempt to salvage something from painful intimate memories

BY Eloise Hendy | 10 SEP 19

In ‘Coventry’, events seem to happen to somebody else, to a person Cusk repeatedly exposes and judges

BY Brian Dillon | 20 AUG 19

Reckoning with the legacy of Jim Harrison, whose writing portrayed women like meals – meant to give pleasure and comfort, without having any hunger themselves

BY Julia Langbein | 18 AUG 19

Like Vivian Maier’s photography, Christina Hesselholdt’s novel embraces digression and relishes humanity in its multiplicity

BY Mitch Speed | 14 AUG 19

 ‘We have lost one of the best and greatest of us,’ Keene writes. ‘She helped us to see and become ourselves, to put pen to paper and language to our lives.’

BY John Keene | 09 AUG 19

Diana Hamilton reflects on the dual urges to be beautiful and well-reviewed – even when you want to reject both desires

BY Diana Hamilton | 06 AUG 19

Fifty years ago, when a lump of extra-terrestrial iron fireballed towards Belfast, a stampede of street kids stopped in their tracks

BY Pádraig Ó Meiscill | 18 JUL 19