Remembering a poet who helped define a generation of American writers through his love of gossip, sex and art 

By Andrew Durbin

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

By Philomena Epps
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

By Wayétu Moore

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

By Andrew Durbin

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

By Jerome Boyd-Maunsell

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

By Han Kang

Could online communication provide a new model for contemporary writing? Patrick Langley on two debut novels from George Saunders and Samanta Schweblin

By Patrick Langley

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

By Paul Clinton
Rachel Kushner  2013 courtesy of Anne Summa

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

By Ben Lerner
Pablo Larraín, No, 2012

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

By Rob White