Brandon Taylor on ‘Real Life,’ His Really Real Debut Novel

The scientist-turned-author brings terrifying precision to an ambiguous craft

Coming Out as a Trans Man in Trump’s America

In his new memoir, theater producer and dramaturg P. Carl grapples not just his own transition, but transitioning against the tumultuous backdrop of a Trump presidency and #MeToo

Nothing Could Stop ‘American Dirt’ From Succeeding

When the publishing industry anoints a bestseller, no criticism or backlash can upend the system — no matter how problematic the book might be

Bud Smith Is the Blue-Collar Voice of American Fiction

Smith amassed a cult following for stories he writes on construction-job lunch breaks. If you haven't heard of him, you will soon