The Winners of the Cartoonist Studio Prize

The book and Web comic that win our annual comics award both dwell on time, memory, and the far future.

April 10 2015 1:04 PMInto the Empty RegionsClive James’ valedictory book of poetry criticism wrestles with how art is long, but life is short.
April 9 2015 11:36 AMThe Civil War After the Civil WarHow the military occupation of the former Confederacy helped strong-arm the South into line.
April 9 2015 3:09 AMMarry by 30Kate Bolick’s Spinster is billed as a progress report for women—but it’s exactly the opposite. 
April 7 2015 12:19 PM“They Didn’t Know Anything”It’s in its dissonances, its contradictions, that Philip Glass’ memoir finds its form.
April 7 2015 9:30 AMThe Exoskeleton and the BluesStructural amazements are buoyed by inner music in Terrance Hayes’ How to Be Drawn.
April 6 2015 11:37 AMLiterary CrushHow falling for an author is like falling in love.
March 6 2015 6:08 PMThe Cartoonist Studio Prize: The ShortlistsThe best print and web comics of the year, selected by the Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies.
March 6 2015 12:01 PMThe Revolution and the Conference RoomA leading modern leftist overlooks the ways the bureaucracy of private industry might actually make the world a better place.
March 5 2015 9:55 AMHow Should We Make the Most Important Decisions of Our Lives?A philosophical debate.
March 4 2015 11:34 AM“It Was All Unknown and Possibility”Kim Gordon’s memoir.
March 3 2015 12:45 PMHall of MirrorsSarah Manguso’s diary of a diary sheds new light on the many the perils of writing about yourself.
March 2 2015 9:30 AMTricking the WitchA newly discovered fairy tale by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth.
Feb. 25 2015 7:00 AMSlate Voice: “Against YA”Listen to Dan Kois read Ruth Graham’s essay on why adults should be embarrassed to read young adult lit.
Feb. 6 2015 11:58 AMNot Just Another Ugly FaceIn Amanda Filipacchi’s novel, a beautiful woman disguises herself as repulsive and tests men in bars.
Feb. 6 2015 9:33 AMNull and VoidA feminist filmmaker’s novel makes the case for negativity.
April 9 2015 12:47 PMHenshinThe artist behind the great I Kill Giants releases his own book of stories. 
April 9 2015 10:30 AMUnhappy FamiliesHausfrau makes the plight of the wife and mother in contemporary fiction seem sadder than ever.
April 8 2015 2:44 PMThe CorrectionsA delightful memoir by a New Yorker copy editor.
April 7 2015 10:58 AMJustice DeniedWhy do we still tolerate the Supreme Court?
April 6 2015 11:45 AMAfter OutrageA slightly guileless tour through the world of the briefly controversial by Jon Ronson.
April 6 2015 9:29 AMPardon MeIn a secular age, who offers absolution?
March 6 2015 12:29 PMBrilliance and FuryHelen Macdonald’s astonishing memoir H Is for Hawk.
March 5 2015 12:27 PMHanya Yanagihara and Gerry HowardThe Slate Book Review author-editor conversation.
March 4 2015 11:39 AMBeautifully, Profoundly, Naively, Contradictorily, Romantically, Kinetically, Jokily, Cockily, Fearfully, Drunkenly, Goofily, ImpudentlyRobert Christgau’s memoir.
March 3 2015 1:10 PMIn Search of Lost InnocenceRoman Muradov’s first book is a wonder of inventive illustration.
March 2 2015 10:24 AMThe Abyss of BonesKazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in 10 years is a sad, remarkable fantasy story set in Arthurian England.
March 1 2015 7:17 PMThis Essay Was Due 25 Years AgoThe role of shame in Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and the force of shame in my life.
Feb. 6 2015 1:04 PMYou Lie!A tricky new book on the history and philosophy of deceit.
Feb. 6 2015 10:23 AMThe EntertainerA conversation with Nick Hornby.
Feb. 5 2015 12:40 PMThe Perpetual Narration MachineNeil Gaiman’s collection reminds us that, for good and for ill, he’s got a lot of stories to tell.