We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in essays.
This week, we’re sharing stories from Brett Forrest, Lizzie Presser, Ahmet Altan, Lisa Miller, and James K. Williamson.
Longreads editors discuss stories in Pacific Standard, The Paris Review, and Topic.
This week, we’re sharing stories from Brent Cunningham, CJ Hauser, Carla Bruce-Eddings, Caroline Rothstein, and Lisa Grossman.
Days after calling off her wedding, a writer travels to Texas to study the endangered whooping crane, and learns about the nature of need.
This week, we’re sharing stories from Ijeoma Oluo, Patricia Lockwood, Michael Shaw, Mairead Small Staid, and Adriana Gallardo.
Digitization has changed the way readers experience literature — and examine themselves.
This week, we’re sharing stories from Tressie McMillan Cottom, Kashmir Hill, R.O. Kwon, Jaime Lowe, and Steve Edwards.
The Paris Review launches a monthly column to shine light on women writers from the past who have been under-recognized.
The first in a new series at the Paris Review, featuring “underrated and underread” female authors. This one profiles British Novelist Olivia Manning (1908-1980), known best for her novel School for Love and for her Balkan and Levant trilogies. Manning’s books featured less likable women characters, who might have been better appreciated if they were […]