Benjamin Lytal is the author of the novel A Map of Tulsa. He teaches fiction at the University of Chicago Graham School.
The Nigerian-American novelist’s first novel (now published here after ‘Open City’) shows a writer... MORE
What do we talk about when we talk about the books that mean something to us?... MORE
Benjamin Lytal checks in on Tolstoy’s tale of anti-heroism and betrayal, ‘Hadji Murad.’ MORE
We all know about Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Dostoevsky, but what about their compatriot, Nikolai Leskov?... MORE
Jonathan Dee reflects on our guilt, but this effort doesn't engage with class anxiety as fully as... MORE
In a blasphemous new novel Colm Tóibín writes from the perspective of the Virgin Mary.... MORE
Forget beautiful. Zany and cute are words that define us today.... MORE