A Political and Literary Forum
A recording of our digital reading of poetry, fiction, and essays from our annual literary anthology, with ASL interpreting.
A recording of our discussion about the recovery of one of Wainaina’s lost stories and his continued importance to the African literary landscape.
Celebrated writer Binyavanga Wainaina’s first piece of fiction was thought to be lost. Recently rediscovered, it appears here twenty-five years after it originally debuted.
Binyavanga Wainaina, Achal Prabhala
The Greens are on track to become Germany’s second strongest party. For many, this is proof that abandoning radicalism was the right choice, but a new novel offers valuable insights into why it should be recovered.
A recording of the launch event for Boston Review’s new literary anthology, Ancestors. Renowned writers read their poems, fiction, and more.
Adam McGee, Domenica Ruta, Tyehimba Jess, Ed Pavlić, Sonia Sanchez, Ivelisse Rodriguez, Cheswayo Mphanza, Yeoh Jo-Ann
Dennis Cooper became famous in the 1980s for his transgressive fiction about marginalized men. A new biography makes a case for what his works can offer readers now, in our era of deep suffering and infuriating indifference.
David B. Hobbs
Congratulations to Yeoh Jo-Ann!
An aging AI researcher, alone with her robot companion, must make a difficult decision when the android begins to malfunction. Short Story
A Special Project from Boston Review’s Arts in Society Program
Maaza Mengiste’s novels reject grand narratives, instead offering uncommonly intimate glimpses of what it was like to live through the century of war and dictatorship that created today’s Ethiopian diaspora.
The winner of the National Book Award for Translated Literature serves up an apocalyptic vision of Hungarian society.
In a pre-Giuliani New York where pornographic theaters create communities of dissimilar people, a young blue-collar worker and a homeless ex-con forge a connection through their shared enjoyment of public sex.
Samuel R. Delany
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