Celebrated for her razor-sharp novels, now the author is releasing her first essay collection, The Hard Crowd. She talks to Kate Wyver about near-death experiences, partying with the Stones and refusing to be the 'moral centre' of her work.
The 'GAN' is a concept near impossible to define, and even harder to write. But that's not to say some brave writers haven't tried to 'paint the American soul'.
Books and Christmas go hand in hand for Icelanders. A country famous for its love of books and storytelling, Iceland has a uniquely rich literary heritage. Svanborg Þórdís Sigurðardóttir, a bookseller at Reykjavík’s famous Penninn Eymundsson bookshop, tells us what it’s like to work as a bookseller in Iceland at Christmas.
Rachel Kushner presents not just a bold and unsentimental panorama of life on the margins of contemporary America, but an excoriating attack on the prison-industrial complex. Read an extract from her Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlisted book, The Mars Room, below.
VINTAGE are delighted to announce that we have two books on the Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist; Everything Under by Daisy Johnson and The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner. Here’s everything you need to know about these wonderful books, and plenty of good reasons to put them to the top of your to-be-read pile.
Rachel Kushner is the author of The Mars Room, which was shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Her previous novels, Telex from Cuba and The Flamethrowers, were both New York Times bestsellers and finalists for the National Book Award. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s and the Paris Review. She lives in Los Angeles.
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