What Our Contributors Are Reading This Spring

What Our Contributors Are Reading This Spring

Paul Beatty. Photo: Hannah Assouline.No American novelist riffs like Paul Beatty. His superlative novel Slumberland established his comic mastery years before he won the Man Booker Prize in 2016. Set in Berlin just before (and after) the fall of the Wall, Slumberland...
Redux: Disappointment Is Oily

Redux: Disappointment Is Oily

Every week, the editors of The Paris Review lift the paywall on a selection of interviews, stories, poems, and more from the magazine’s archive. You can have these unlocked pieces delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday by Eileen Myles. Photo: Shae Detar. This...
Books Only a Mother Could Love

Books Only a Mother Could Love

Ali Smith. Photo: Christian Sinibaldi. © Christian Sinibaldi.Dear Mum, I know it’s not Mother’s Day in Scotland, but it is here in America. The Queen has two birthdays—maybe you can have two Mother’s Days? Anyway, I’m only halfway through Ali Smith’s Artful, but it’s...
Redux: I Fell In Love with the Florist

Redux: I Fell In Love with the Florist

Every week, the editors of The Paris Review lift the paywall on a selection of interviews, stories, poems, and more from the magazine’s archive. You can have these unlocked pieces delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday by  This week at The Paris Review, we’re...
Staff Picks: Color, Crags, and Croatia

Staff Picks: Color, Crags, and Croatia

Daša Drndić. Photo: Mavric Pivk.Daša Drndić’s EEG is a sequel of sorts to her novel Belladonna, also translated by Celia Hawkesworth and also published by New Directions. Like Belladonna, EEG is narrated by the retired psychologist and academic Andreas Ban, and its...