'I Must Be Living Twice' by Eileen Myles

There is infrequently anything as marvelous as being taken with a writer to a place in a whirlwind—to be rushed through streets, through lives, through interactions, through memory… read more

From Figs to Oranges: Madeline Miller on 'The Song of Achilles'

Madeline Miller immersed herself in the world and words of Homer’s Iliad for ten years, finding a love story nested among the gods and monsters in the Trojan War. The Song of Achilles garnered fabulous reviews and went on to win England’s prestigious Orange Prize. Miller took time to answer a few burning questions on the eve of the book’s paperback release…. read more

'The Song of Achilles' by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles (Ecco) is a revisiting of the Trojan War as told in The Iliad, with a love story at its center. It folds sensual details into every chapter, page, and paragraph so densely, the words themselves occasionally threaten to blossom on the page. This is a good thing, deliciously, richly so…. read more

'Monstress' by Lysley Tenorio

The vibrant stories in Lysley Tenorio’s debut collection, Monstress (Ecco), depict an immigrant experience that reveals the implications of what it means to be a perpetual outsider. Intimate portrayals give way to larger meditations in these eight stories of Filipino fiction…. read more