BlindsidedDesigning a book cover for a collection of short stories about characters caught by surprise.
Racial DysphoriaJess Row’s novel explores a world where racial reassignment surgery is becoming commonplace.
The SimplifierThe third volume of Rick Perlstein’s history of modern conservatives chronicles the rise of Reagan.
The HorrorA splendid historical novel turns into something very different 100 pages in. But don’t stop reading!
Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Imperfect Little LifeA Q&A with the Scott Pilgrim author about his new comic Seconds, fashion, and regret.
How to Be HappyA bright cartooning talent gets her first book of short stories, and it’s beautiful and surprising.
The Book of InjusticeTarfia Faizullah’s poems wrestle with the mass rapes of Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War.
Strongest Possible EndorsementA funny and lacerating novel of academia written in the form of letters of recommendation.
Haida’s StoryA folktale from Haruki Murakami’s new novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
The Uses of EnchantmentGeoff Ryman’s heartfelt and clever 1992 riff on Judy Garland, AIDS, and Oz returns.
Adult MaterialRainbow Rowell’s new novel for grown-ups, and the power of good books for readers of any age.
How to Get Into the Writers’ RoomInterviews with Adam McKay, Amy Poehler, Mike Schur, and other top comedy writers.