A book with an unresolved ending can be great. “At Night All Blood Is Black” is not, writes book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ `23.
Frank O’Hara’s observational poetry inspired the artists of The New York School. It also inspires TSL book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ `23.
Kawakami’s novel “Heaven” is a disturbing and gorgeous depiction of a Japanese middle school, writes book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23.
Book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ `23 declares his love for Joan Didion’s writing, though he doesn’t dare imitate her signature style.
Ocean Vuong’s poetry has long explored his relationship with his mother, book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23 explains. Now, in “Time is a Mother,” he explores grief in the wake of her death.
In his very first memoir, “The Return,” Hisham Matar tells more than just a story: he creates magic. And so, according to book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23, writing is like art.
Although a bit lackluster at times, Marlon James’ “Dark Star Trilogy,” particularly “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” must be acknowledged for its brilliant structure, according to book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23.
What’s the weirdest book? According to book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23 it’s “Nothing to See Here,” a story that might just set your heart aflame.
Novels are, inevitably, a reflection of the time and place in which they are written. And so, it is no surprise that now, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new genre of literature is emerging. Last year, the list of novels written (explicitly or tangentially) about the pandemic
How do writers tell their story without changing personal relationships? Book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23 tackles this by analyzing “The Best of Me.”