Bookworm

Bookworm

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

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

A stunning graphic novel by one of the medium’s greatest creators, Seth’s Clyde Fans is about people living in a memory fog, and the strange reverie that life takes on when one grows…

Ben’s life falls down around him, and he’s the protagonist, in  A Wonderful Stroke of Luck , by master writer Ann Beattie.

The Parade,  by Dave Eggers, is a book of creeping dread, where every worst thing is possible, and rational reason leads one to expect that the worst is not over.

About the interdependence between humans and trees, Richard Powers found a place for the non-human in literary fiction with his new book,   The Overstory .

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.