“The ethereal flute-like piping of Michael Jackson’s voice is what I wish I sounded like, but I’ve been burdened with a subwoofer that sounds a little like a drunk Darth Vader imitating the ringside monologue of a professional wrestler.” Benjamin Percy talked with The Nervous Breakdown.
Alexander Nazaryan looks at the Caucasus in literature.
“Like all great teachers, he personified the drama of transformation through talk.” Philip Roth pays tribute to his onetime homeroom teacher and mentor.
Talking with Salman Rushdie about adapting Midnight’s Children for film.
Helen Vendler on literary Victorian adultery.
The Outlet has notes from the Downtown Literary Festival.