Bookworm

Bookworm

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

From the archives, a highly resonate conversation with Toni Morrison about transfiguring love, as portrayed in her novel  Beloved .

A Mercy (Knopf) In this first of two conversations with Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, we explore the backgrounds of her novel, A Mercy.

Literary legends Captain Ahab and Captain Nemo are pitted against each other by real life engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in Howard Rodman’s  The Great Eastern.

The poetry in Ariana Reines's  A Sand Book  is centered around the theme of hiding: running away and trying to escape.

Ocean Vuong speaks of leaving his thumbprint within his new novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.

Editor/poet David Trinidad, poet Amy Gerstler, and publisher Ruth Greenstein reflect on the dynamic mind behind  Punk Rock is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed…

David Trinidad’s Swinging on a Star is a two-part collection of poems that put the human in pop culture.

Laila Lalami’s The Other Americans is a polyphonic novel about social class and identity, with a revelation in every chapter.