“If I’m advising you to do something uncommon, my dear friend, it’s because I want you to know such uncommon bliss.”
By Imbolo Mbue
This Week in Fiction
Imbolo Mbue on Sexism and Love Potions
The author discusses “The Case for and Against Love Potions,” her story from this week’s issue of the magazine.
By Deborah Treisman
“The Fat Man’s Race”
If you liked “The Case for and Against Love Potions,” we think you will enjoy this story, from 2008.
By Louise Erdrich
Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses | NEW from The Folio Society
An illustrated edition of Malorie Blackman’s award-winning novel is now available exclusively from The Folio Society. This sensational collector’s edition features striking artwork by Kingsley Nebechi and a new introduction by Benjamin Zephaniah.
Essays & Interviews
In Sarah Moss’s Fiction, There’s No Holiday from History
Her latest novel follows Britons on vacation, but snapshots of a family romance open onto a deeper story about a country’s long-simmering tensions.
By Leo Robson
The New Yorker Radio Hour
Torrey Peters on the Taboo of Detransitioning
The writer discusses how she wrote a best-selling novel about a subject most trans authors have tried to avoid.
Toi Derricotte Reads Tracy K. Smith
Toi Derricotte joins Kevin Young to discuss “We Feel Now a Largeness Coming On,” by Tracy K. Smith, and her own poem “I give in to an old desire.”
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