books-and-authors

The Last Unproblematic Old White Male Authors (We Think)

These days, the scene is a familiar one: You pull a novel by a dead old white guy from the shelf at home or at…

Tope Folarin’s Search for Himself

When D.C.-based writer Tope Folarin was awarded the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013 — becoming the first writer based outside of the continent…

What This Journalist Learned About Female Desire by Following Ordinary Women for Almost a Decade

The description of Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women makes it sound like literary fiction, the kind aimed firmly at female readers: a lyrical, intimate exploration of…

The True Story of the British Grandpas Who Knocked Off One of London’s Biggest Vaults (And Then Screwed Everything Up)

“We done the best bit of work of the whole century. The whole fucking century.” That’s what Terry Perkins, a career criminal, had to say…