Walter Kirn
Walter Kirn

Walter Kirn is the author of the novels The UnbindingMission to America, and Up in the Air. He lives in Montana and can be reached at walternkirn@gmail.com.

Faith-based
Jan. 9 2013 11:47 AMAdam and Eve’s Long Strange TripReading Mom’s Bible after her death: An excerpt from Walter Kirn’s new memoir.
The Book Club
Sept. 7 2007 11:49 AMMasterpiece or Masturbation?
Recycled
Feb. 14 2007 3:24 PMThe Unbinding, BoundAn online novel takes its next step.
Book Blitz
Oct. 11 2006 4:58 PMWho Needs a "True Nature" Anymore?
Slate's 10th Anniversary
June 23 2006 7:35 AMThe UnbindingAn exclusive Slatenovel.
The Book Club
Oct. 19 2005 3:52 PMThe Case of the Hardy Boys and America's Spiritual Crisis
Photography
Jan. 22 1998 3:30 AMThe Usable PastPictures from America's unsavory history.
Television
Oct. 26 1997 3:30 AMPop-Up HubrisTelevision's latest incarnation of the Greek chorus fails to tempt the gods.
Television
Sept. 14 1997 3:30 AMSympathy for the DevilThe Hollywood pieties of Nothing Sacred.
Books
May 7 1997 3:30 AMZ.Pynchon's tiresome mind games.
Books
Aug. 2 2011 12:57 PMWar Is HellerWhy there are no more Joseph Hellers.
The Book Club
Sept. 5 2007 6:18 PMKerouac's Night Realm of Pure Being
Book Blitz
Oct. 13 2006 11:47 AMMonkeys, Ill-Groomed Novelists, and the Golden Future of Fiction
Book Blitz
Oct. 10 2006 6:57 PMThe Odyssey in 2006
Fiction
June 29 2006 11:06 AMThe UnbindingIn which Rob and Kent face off for the final time.
The Book Club
Oct. 18 2005 12:12 PMWhat New Yorkers Don't Understand About the American West
Television
Dec. 3 1997 3:30 AMBlabbermouthsA documentary about the people who lecture the poor.
Books
Sept. 24 1997 3:30 AMFolk JewsThe mystical world of Bernard Malamud.
Books
Aug. 20 1997 3:30 AMSad Sack SupermanThe Olympian degradation of Frederick Exley.
Hey, Wait A Minute
April 2 1997 3:30 AMHeaven Can't WaitWhat's so crazy about seeking eternal life ASAP?
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Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.