I last saw my father in person on March 5th, just before the coronavirus changed the world.
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Essays & Criticism
Yaa Gyasi Explores the Science of the Soul
In her second novel, Gyasi examines the forces of repression through a mother and daughter’s shared loss.
By James Wood
The Injustices of Aging
The women in Sigrid Nunez’s latest novel confront the indignities of their declining years.
By Merve Emre
“Life of a Klansman,” “Lying in State,” “little scratch,” and “The Queen of Tuesday.”
The stunning new novel from the bestselling author of HOMEGOING
An «absolutely transcendent» portrait of a Ghanaian family in America (Roxane Gay) and an intimate examination of faith, science, suffering, and love, Yaa Gyasi’s TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM is «poised to be the literary event of the fall» (EW).
“I have slept in many places, for years on mattresses that entered”
“Among crickets and chicken bones in ditches, in the bare / grass on the lavish grounds of a crumbling castle, in a flapping German / circus tent.”
By Diane Seuss
“All lions must lean into something other than a roar.”
By Roger Reeves
The Writer’s Voice
The Writer’s Voice: Fiction from the Magazine
Douglas Stuart Reads “The Englishman”
The author reads his story from the September 14, 2020, issue of the magazine.
More from The New Yorker
Svetlana Alexievich Is Not Going Anywhere
The Nobel Prize winner seeks to represent the will of protesters in Belarus, despite intimidation by Alexander Lukashenka’s regime.
By Masha Gessen
The Whitewashing of Black Music on TikTok
The optics of the app—where the mostly white star users have embraced musical styles like Jersey club—play into a long, infamous history of white appropriation of Black arts.