The activist, educator, and former leader of the Weather Underground on upholding revolutionary principles in “non-revolutionary times.”
The third installment of The Social Author explores social authorship and holy texts.
A quarter-life crisis during Mardi Gras, the Soviet Union right after it crumbles, and the murders in Mexico in 1990s are definitely things to write home about. Or to write books about.
Spooky reading recommendations from the editors at Guernica on the things that terrify us: from Edith Wharton’s ghosts to rotting elevator salmon.
Guernica‘s staff brings you their favorite writing on race, in America and beyond.
Guernica‘s staff recommends collections of stories, essays, poems, and more.
Welcome spring with this round of reading recommendations from the editors at Guernica.
The owner of a bookstore in Antalya, Turkey has more to offer than books.
Some stories of love, passion, and sex to get you through the winter.
The provocateur on Obama’s second term and the role of bad behavior in fiction.
The staff’s favorite independent booksellers offer their own December recommendations.
McEwan’s new novel raises questions of artistic independence.
Guernica‘s staff on the books they’ll remember this Thanksgiving.
The broad strokes of Tom Wolfe’s Back to Blood and the subtle specificity of Joan Didion’s Miami.
Banned Books Week: The celebrated and banned children’s book author speaks with us about the fears of censors, the deaths of children, and what we need to risk for literature.
Banned Books Week: The author of The Color Purple (and one of America’s most censured writers) tells Megan Labrise about finding wisdom in the songs of ancestors, why her acclaimed novel won’t be translated into Hebrew, and approaching writing in a priestly state of mind.
Next Week, the Guernica Daily will feature interviews and essays in support of free thinking, reading, and writing.
Doug Saunders’s new book fights fears about “the Islamization of America” with historical and sociological fact, but slippery terminology gets in the way.
Hanna Rosin’s controversial new book proclaims the “end of men.” But what about the women?
Despite what Kakutani says, Smith’s new novel is not "Mrs. Dalloway Lite."
A decade after John Reed’s Orwell parody was released, it still feels current, and, perhaps, even more relevant than before.
Our editors highlight some worthy books to fill what remains of summer.
Christine Lee Zilka interviews Don Lee, author of the new novel The Collective, about cover-art Orientalism, character heritage, and the improbability of becoming a writer.
Anthony D’Aries explores father, culture, and war in his new book Language of Men.
In North Korea, the hunger games have been raging for quite some time.
Q&A with the recent winner of the 2012 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.
Given the recent major acts of idiocy (the BP fiasco), it’s about time we studied stupidity and kept the chronically dense (Palin & co.) from destroying our world.
Are others curious why Rush chose a female voice? I’m hoping this matter will be approached during the April 26 Guernica/PEN event where he’ll be a panelist.
Just as the 1800s were ripe for the abolition of slavery, this century will bring forces to bear on freeing women from violence, slavery, and oppression.
Nick Reding on his book Methland, why newspapers got the meth crisis wrong, and how the “middle of America” will pull itself out of a twenty-five year bust.
“Since graduating school, no book has impressed me as much as Augie March.”
This book is a weapon. It will teach you how to think.
Set in Sri Lanka, A Disobedient Girl is heart-wrenching and jubilant.
Nothing comes easy in O’Neill’s complex novel—neither dreams nor lengthy jaunts through a New York populated by “others.”
As the crisis in Iran has unfolded, one book has received numerous mentions across the blogosphere: Amir Taheri’s The Persian Night: Iran under the Khomeinist Revolution.
With a newly-elected leftist government in El Salvador, exiled Salvadoran novelist Horacio Castellanos Moya is optimistic about the future of a country that once responded to his novels with death threats.