Literature

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In My Mother Laughs, Akerman’s pain while watching her mother’s health worsen becomes entwined with the shock of heartbreak

BY Steven Zultanski | 10 JUL 19

Her lyrical, haunting novel Celestial Bodies exposes the global forces that preclude literary value from flowing in both directions

BY Sarah Jilani | 30 MAY 19

On the emergence of transgender literature

BY Juliet Jacques | 18 APR 19

‘At the first site, the freedom of the United States of America is honoured; at the second, the history of its immigrants is conserved’

BY Carina Bukuts | 07 FEB 19

Storms arise, the boat pitches and rolls, passengers are literally and figuratively tossed together

BY Emily LaBarge | 19 SEP 18

A Nobel Prize-winning writer, a misogynist, a small-town boy with a haughty, big-city gaze: Naipaul’s life was marked by a sense of doubleness

BY Cody Delistraty | 14 AUG 18

The continued dominance of UK-US writers makes a mockery of the Man Booker’s ‘global outlook’

BY Harry Thorne | 26 JUL 18

The frieze columnist's first novel is an homage to, and embodiment of, the late, great Kathy Acker

BY Olivia Laing | 22 JUN 18

Publishing elegant, peculiar studies in fine attention and finer craft, how the small London press is producing some of the best writing around

BY Cal Revely-Calder | 06 JUN 18

The novelist explored Jewish identity in the US through a lens of frustrated heterosexuality

BY Andrew Durbin | 24 MAY 18

The US writer, who died last week, brought a quality of inestimable importance to the modern novel: a mind that was wholly in tune with the times

BY Michael Bracewell | 18 MAY 18

Homages to the writers and friends at Tate St Ives and Turner Contemporary pay tribute to their affection for the sea as a cipher for the self

BY Phoebe Cripps | 27 APR 18

Before ‘fake news’ and the turn against Facebook, painter David Salle remembers a book that predicted how the media sphere would shatter

BY David Salle | 16 APR 18

As the Man Booker Prize debates whether to nix US writers, the ‘homogenized future’ some novelists fear for British literature is already here

BY Andrew Durbin | 10 APR 18

Curators Tom Eccles and Amy Zion take a literary theme for 2018

18 JAN 18

Artist Christian Nyampeta reveals the books that have influenced him

BY Christian Nyampeta | 19 DEC 17

The long-overdue publication of Susan Sontag's collected short fiction 

BY Jerome Boyd-Maunsell | 19 DEC 17

From a wild child to a talking mongoose: what to read this weekend

BY Paul Clinton | 28 JUL 17

From unmasking an author to literary dress sense: what to read this weekend

BY Paul Clinton | 07 JUL 17