The year in fiction: Our favorite 2018 novels
The year in fiction. Peruse our favorite 76 novels from the past year at the 2019 Tournament of Books long list.
“A short film about a birthday party you weren’t invited to.”
Forget anxiety, overcaution, or just plain unhappiness. The real problem with parenting is philosophy.
How one family schemed to be the best TV-watchers in America.
Not everyone who breaks your heart is a monster. And not everyone who wounds you deserves to be wounded in return.
Before he was America’s favorite philosopher comic, he was just another comedian out on tour. And she was the journalist he wanted to meet.
Better to have loved and lost—and best to have written an essay about it. Surviving the Russian melodrama of young love.
In the last 25 years, more than two dozen new countries have been recognized by the international community. But secession isn’t easy, as Somaliland’s success story proves.
A couple’s decision to combine bookshelves supplies a series of revelations.
Writers who haven’t quit their day jobs, who cram in the writing hours around full-time work, discuss juggling office life, family, and creativity.
Portraits of a queer community in South India treat gender, biology, art, and family with emotional nuance—no exoticism in sight.
A marriage in the digital era begins with an invitation to listen to a record. Rediscovering vinyl, sonic memories, and the joy of sitting down to do one single thing.
The Bard’s most famous sonnet very nearly wasn’t a Shakespearean sonnet. Rejected pairings of content and form, from rondelet to an acrostic hiding his name.