Bill McKibben explores ways to save the planet
"Authors are just notoriously difficult," says the publicity director in Jessica Francis Kane's story "How to Become a Publicist" from her 2002 collection Bending Heaven. While this might be true of some writers, we can't imagine anyone saying it of Kane, who was warm, cheerful, and funny when The V ... More >>
Young people! Everyone always complains that "The new generation has no idea how to read blah blah, and they've lost out on a treasured art form blah blah," but it turns out that's not so at all. According to a new survey, the most likely book readers in America are high school students, college-a ... More >>
She'll be joined in conversation by award-winning author Adam Rapp and journalist Sarah Weinman.
Diane Williams reads from her latest collection
Voice writers pick their favorites of the year
Spend your lunch break with Michael Showalter and Jenny Slate
Jennifer Egan discusses her rock n roll novel
Burlesque show books it
Tour the Florida swamps with Karen Russell
Vocoders, bohos, and a blast of vertigo—Village Voice writers pick their faves of the year
Patti Smith, who did actually smile last night. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction last night at the Cirpirani Ballroom on Wall Street. It was, to say the least, a surprising moment.
The New York Times Book Review for October 17, 2010 features Great House author Nicole Krauss on its cover. The book, her highly anticipated third novel and the follow-up to The History of Love, is reviewed by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein in an article entitled "Hearts Full of Sorrow," teased ... More >>
Meet the screw-ups of [you] Ruined It For Everyone!
A conversation with Chuck Close
Failed again! Scribblers, orphans, and punks fumble through life in three new novels
Loving the art of brevity
Neil Gaiman gives you a nerd-gasm
Lynda Barry emerges for a round of applause
Dramatizing Barbara Ehrenreich's working class heroines
Alan Moore's Supreme Achievement
Rohinton Mistry's 'Family Matters'
L.A. Poet Dares to Blast Angelou, Stirs Up a Storm
Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, and Greg Palast Hit Bestseller List With Incendiary Books
An Interview With Novelist-Turned-Activist Arundhati Roy
At a Literary Retreat, Authors Debate the Mainstreaming of African American Lit
A Rough Guide to the Flash and Trash of Summer Reading
A Necessary Burning of Books
A court ruling this month brings the shadowy world of vanity publishing into the open