Lydia Davis on Madame Bovary, Nabokov's Marginalia, and Translation
From the Center for the Art of Translation, author and translator Lydia Davis discusses how she used Nabokov's margin notes from his edition of
to aid her own translation.
Adrienne Rich interviewed in 2001 at the festival ChilePoesía.
Aimee Bender, author of
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
, discusses the Art of the Short Story as part of the Authors@Google series.
Amelia Gray reads from "Threats"
"Try to kiss me—see what happens to your lips!" In a video by Angeline Gragasin and Susan Yi, Amelia Gray reads from her forthcoming
while riding on a moped in L.A.
by Lydia Davis
Electric Lit's animation of a single sentence from Lydia Davis's recent chapbook,
, by artist Donna K.
In his book
, rapper Jay-Z provides autobiographical and sociological context for his lyrics, explaining them in depth. In this video, he discusses his song "Most Kingz," based on a phrase in a Basquiat painting.
On the Road
A new edition of Jack Kerouac's classic novel,
On the Road
, jazzed-up for the app age.
Mother, Brother, Lover
Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker talks to Faber Publishing Director Lee Brackstone about writing lyrics, his inspiration, habits, and thoughts on putting together his first published collection.
"Dear Wayne Koestenbaum, I've been humiliated..."
"I would really seriously recommend dedicating your next book to this person you've humiliated, naming your next child after this person, or tattooing that person's name on your next-born child..."
Aleksandar Hemon and Stuart Dybek discuss Chicago
Aleksandar Hemon and Stuart Dybek, two acclaimed, award-winning Chicago writers, discuss the city and how it is reflected in their writing and their lives.
The Artist's Life: John Yau
Poet, critic, and arts editor of the
John Yau talks about becoming a poet, his upbringing, and writing about art.
Ian McEwan talks about the Jerusalem Prize
Ian McEwan and publisher Nan A. Talese discuss his controversial decision to accept the Jerusalem Prize.
Book trailer for Murakami's 1Q84
Haruki Murakami's soon-to-be-released dystopian opus,
Terry Southern: Red-Dirt Marijuana
Red-Dirt Marijuana and Other Tastes
is a collection of journalism, parodies, and theatrical sketches, short riffs, and Southern's most definitive early works of fiction. Nile Southern and
editor John Jeremiah Sullivan speak about the impact of this trip through the American culture of the 1950s and 1960s.
Adam Wilson's Flatscreen
The trailer for Adam Wilson's new novel features actor Paul Dano and adult-film star Stoya.