My Funny Valentine

Back in high school a friend had called me Matt Damon in the drawl of Team America, but the connection to Tom Ripley felt more psychic, fundamental.

‘The Intimate Process That Takes Place Between’: An Interview with Jennifer Croft

The author of The Extinction of Irina Rey on writing a literary sitcom about life, death and climate change.

Writing a Novel With Pictures

Smuggling contraband in from the realm of the actual.

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Writing a Novel With Pictures

Smuggling contraband in from the realm of the actual.

‘The Intimate Process That Takes Place Between’: An Interview with Jennifer Croft

The author of The Extinction of Irina Rey on writing a literary sitcom about life, death and climate change.

My Funny Valentine

Back in high school a friend had called me Matt Damon in the drawl of Team America, but the connection to Tom Ripley felt more psychic, fundamental.

Chicken Tender

I learned to ignore the doubt that lapped at my ankles, a wave that rose every time I kissed him goodbye, left town for work or travel, and remembered, with a shock, how happily whole I felt alone.

Beige Foods Forever

They are often stewed foods, sometimes steamed or boiled. They are foods defined by their colours first—in this context, the lack of colour, the overall sameness, somehow gets misread as a fault.

Her Ex Writes a Novel

Fiction is a more subtle and sophisticated revenge porn.

The Year in Being Rich

We know the orcas are right to sink yachts but we can’t help but betray our infatuation with a certain lifestyle.

Jungle Boy

The brief, improbable Hollywood stardom of Sabu.

Jamie's Last Day of Term

Today I heard five Shakespearean insults walking along the corridor, and if I hear one more, it will be a good day, an even day.

Discourse and the Dirt Rave

In the offline world, it’s totally possible for something to be great and terrible at the same time.

'You're Tap-Dancing and Then It's Back to the Cave': An Interview with Melissa Broder

The author of Death Valley on writerly solitude, the demise of Twitter, and Best Western Grab 'n' Go breakfasts.