Bookworm

Bookworm

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Seventy sonnets written in the first two hundred days of Trump's presidency,  American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin , by Terrance Hayes, flies out of the cages of…

The stories in Heads of the Colored People, by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, try to capture what’s human in what otherwise may only be trends.

Her fourth book, which took her six years to write, An American Marriage brought Tayari Jones to the attention of Oprah’s Book Club.

John Lanchester’s The Wall is a wild love story with a dystopian backdrop.

In Nathan Englander’s  kaddish.com , a secular Jewish son experiments with the task of shepherding his father’s soul safely to rest.

Chris Cander’s  The Weight of a Piano  explores characters with passionate attachments to things that have been lost.

Valeria Luiselli's Lost Children Archive tells the story of a family by combining the American road trip subgenre with the Latin American tradition of an inward journey.

Her nature oppositional, Elizabeth McCracken’s Bowlaway is a sad, funny, hilarious, and melancholic novel.