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On the occasion of his new book Catastrophe Time!, Gary Zhexi Zhang questions how we make sense of our era when history seems to speed by us

BY Gary Zhexi Zhang | 26 APR 23

In essays covering Samuel Beckett to Tacita Dean, the writer reflects on irresistible artworks

BY Bailey Trela | 20 APR 23

A new book by Ian Penman grapples with the filmmaker’s gargantuan appetites, impossible productivity and heartbreaking melancholy

BY John Douglas Millar | 14 APR 23

In the author's newly translated novel, an unnamed protagonist faces the limits and freedoms granted through speech

BY Laura McLean-Ferris | 12 APR 23

From César Aira’s visions of ancient Rome to a posthumous collection of strange tales by Izumi Suzuki, the frieze team selects the books they’re reading this season

BY frieze | 07 APR 23

Polly Barton’s candid interviews question the interpersonal dynamics – shame, embarrassment, jealousy, ethics – of pornography

BY Houman Barekat | 23 MAR 23

Ahead of the release of his new book Land Sickness, the author shares the books that have inspired him

BY Nikolaj Schultz | 20 MAR 23

In 'Topographies: Aerial Surveys of the American Landscape', the photographer uses drones to shift his perspective, capturing the country from the air

BY Jonah Goldman Kay | 14 MAR 23

Set in 1960s New York, the author's debut novel looks at who is given a voice, as well as satirizing the concept of work as a cure for alienation 

BY Leila Sackur | 02 MAR 23

From the science fiction of N.K. Jemisin to the final essays of Janet Malcolm, members of the frieze team select the books they’re most excited about this season

BY frieze | 18 JAN 23

Eloise Hendy interrogates the complexities of merciless mother-daughter bonds in the author's latest book Is Mother Dead 

BY Eloise Hendy | 26 OCT 22

In her new book, Animal Joy, poet and psychoanalyst Nuar Alsadir explores the role of the ‘inner clown’ in art and politics

BY Laura McLean-Ferris | 28 SEP 22

Alastair Curtis reviews two memoirs by the French writer and looks at the lessons he learned from past relationships

BY Alastair Curtis | 16 SEP 22

The author's debut book, Which As You Know Means Violence, reveals the politics of self-injury in performance art and contemporary culture

BY Esmé Hogeveen | 14 SEP 22

A wry interrogation of 'The Twilight World' and the literary sequel to the Hollywood blockbuster 'Heat'

BY Ed Luker | 12 SEP 22

Édouard Louis’s A Woman’s Battles and Transformations and Lynne Tillman’s Mothercare both look at the struggles of their mothers through the socioeconomics lens of caregiving

BY Jennifer Kabat | 25 AUG 22

The British artist revisits a classic 1970s photobook interrogating ‘unruly’ archival images

BY David Campany | 25 AUG 22

The writer’s new book riffs on the work of Édouard Levé while highlighting his own predilection for the absurd

BY Bailey Trela | 26 JUL 22

The novelist watches Joanna Hogg’s two recent films and muses on how they convey the lessons learned in creative practices

BY Elif Batuman | 24 JUN 22

What’s worth packing in your suitcase? The frieze team offers their picks for holiday reads

BY frieze | 17 JUN 22