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Our 10 Most Read Stories About Donald Trump
Trump is the Worst, Pretty Much, But We Can't Ignore Him
1. Rebecca Solnit: The Loneliness of Donald Trump Read by over two and a half million people (and counting), this radically...
November 6, 2017 By
A Day in the Life of a Freelancer
Lorraine Berry on the Way She Tries to Make a Living
“In the last-mentioned broad district included under the name Ancoats, stand the largest mills of Manchester lining the canals,...
October 18, 2017 By
Riding Out Hurricane Irma with
a 900-Page Book
Or: How to Survive a Clusterfuck of Hurricanes
We are under curfew. The etymology of the word takes us back to cuevrefeu (cover fire), a paternalistic act by local communities...
September 26, 2017 By
Virginia Woolf: There Are Way Too Many Personal Essays Out There
Just Because You Can Write it, Doesn’t Mean You Have to Publish It
Every now and again, an article appears on the internet that stops the literary world in its tracks, filling up Facebook...
May 24, 2017 By
My Job Writing Custom Erotic Love Letters
Lorraine Berry on the Time She Paid the Bills as a 'Literary Courtesan'
I left my marriage in 2001, refusing support from my ex-husband (other than a share of the sale proceeds of the house we had bought...
February 14, 2017 By
Writing Without a Net: How Repealing the ACA Will Hurt Freelancers
And the Outsize Damage it Represents for Writers Already at the Margins
In the fall of 2015, I left my position as a grant writer for a literacy non-profit. I’ll be the first to tell you that...
January 31, 2017 By
Mitchell Jackson on John Edgar Wideman and the Beginning of Black Lives Matter
In Conversation with Lorraine Berry on the Legacy of the Till Family
On August 24, 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Chicago boy who was visiting his relatives in Mississippi, went into a small...
January 9, 2017 By
12 Writers on the Books They’re Giving as Gifts This Year
Robin Wasserman, Sarah Hepola, Morgan Jerkins, and More
If, as Joan Didion wrote, “we tell each other stories in order to live,” why do we give each other stories? Is it to share...
December 19, 2016 By
How Writers Are Getting Back to Work
Celeste Ng, Sara Novic, Morgan Jerkins and others on How Catastrophe Affects Daily Practice
Inaction, no falsifying dream Between my hooked head and my hooked feet –Ted Hughes, Hawk Roosting The morning...
December 13, 2016 By
What Getting Published At 16 Taught Me About Becoming a Writer
Catherine Banner on the Privilege and Luck it Takes to Live the Writer's Life
I. All writers have a journey-to-publication story, and usually it involves some element of struggle. We love to hear about...
July 15, 2016 By
We Are All Sisyphus: On Following Soccer, and Family Rivalries
A Literary Look at the Beautiful Game, From Camus to Villoro
I come from a mixed-faith Manchester family: My grandfather bled United red. He raised three sons who all supported the Blues,...
July 6, 2016 By
Umberto Eco on Donald Trump: 14 Ways of Looking at a Fascist
The Leading Republican Presidential Candidate is More Mussolini Than Hitler
If your Facebook feed looks anything like mine, the comparisons between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler appear like surreal...
February 29, 2016 By
Literary Hub’s 10 Most Read Stories
of the Year
Race, Class, Gender, Dildos, and Baseball
Literary Hub launched in early April of this year. Happily, the stories in this most-read list represent precisely the kind...
December 28, 2015 By
How The Literary Class System Is Impoverishing Literature
On the Systemic Economic Barriers to Being a Writer
One of the things I was taught as an elementary school student in Illinois was that America differed from Europe in that...
December 4, 2015 By
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