An event at Somerset House to launch Ignota Press’ first book, the anthology: Spells: 21st-Century Occult Poetry

Alexander Chee. Courtesy: M. Sharkey

Friday 5 October at 12:30pm

 Charles White, Sound of Silence, 1978, colour lithograph on paper, 64 × 90 cm. Courtesy: © The Charles White Archives Inc and the Art Institute of Chicago

A short story by novelist Wayétu Moore in response to Charles White

Andrew Durbin on Some Trick, an experimental collection steeped in the author's knowledge of classics and mathematics

The long-overdue publication of Susan Sontag's collected short fiction 

The books that have influenced Man Booker International Prize winner Han Kang 

Could online communication provide a new model for contemporary writing?

From Atatürk and Turkish nationalism in art to the enduring creepiness of Bruce Conner: what to read this weekend

Rachel Kushner  2013 courtesy of Anne Summa

The framing of art and life in Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers

Pablo Larraín, No, 2012

Chilean director Pablo Larraín discusses the merging of fact and fiction in his films

Jules Bastien-Lepage, Joan of Arc, 1879, oil on canvas, 2.5 x 2.9 m. Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Art Resource, and Scala, Florence.

Are objects more real than words? Or, how poet and novelist Ben Lerner stopped being jealous and learned to love the virtual