Ian Williams is concerned with social honesty expressed through immaculate craft. In a time when many novels try to jockey for the hippest or most woke, Williams deals with the messy ambiguities, which is why a family is the perfect vehicle.
Travel writer Pico Iyer discusses his new memoir, Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells.
Grand Union, a new collection of short stories by Zadie Smith, is out. The British author, who burst onto the scene in 2000, continues to be a voice for literary freedom, heralding a humanity that is collective and diverse—in which we all belong to something greater.
The celebrated author has had an impressive career that spans plays, radio dramas, short fiction, poetry, novels, and most recently, a series of critically acclaimed volumes she calls “living autobiographies”.
The former Food Network Canada host Laura Calder offers straightforward advice when it comes to homemaking.