The Unlikely Success of Harold Fry’s Pilgrimage

By Paul French A boring Englishman leaves home one morning to post a letter while his wife runs the vacuum …

“Of the making of many books there is no end”: Remembering Michael Kammen, the Professor of Paradox

By Douglas Greenberg The following is a feature article from the new LARB Quarterly Journal: Fall 2014 edition. To pick …

Lit Crawl Event Tonight 10/22, With Flaunt Magazine

Come join LARB and Flaunt Magazine tonight at Lit Crawl. Event info is in the poster above. There will be …

Remembering the 1930s and 1940s, or Reliving Them?

By Austin Dean The writer Xiao Hong is everywhere in China these days. Her face recently graced the covers of …

Tom’s Book Club: Sunday Newsletter

David Grand’s latest novel, Mount Terminus, was 10 years in the making. This is and isn’t unusual. James Joyce’s Portrait …

Istanbul and Shanghai Between the Wars – Two Sides of the Same Coin

By Paul French We generally think of Shanghai between the world wars as unique, a one-off city forming a crossroads …

Man Booker Prize Winner Announced

Congratulations to Richard Flanagan, announced today as the 2014 winner of the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Narrow Road …