Zadie Smith is working on a short story collection. Grand Union, which includes ten new stories and ten previously published pieces, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in the UK next fall.
Reporter Maya Kosoff is leaving Vanity Fair.
The New York Times offers a reading list for viewers of Barry Jenkinsâ€™s adaptation of James Baldwinâ€™s novel, If Beale Street Could Talk.
Director Lars Jan talks to LitHub about 1968, Joan Didion, and his stage adaptation of The White Album.
After two residents of Fergus Falls, Minnesota pointed out eleven of the â€śmost absurd liesâ€ť in a Der Spiegel feature on the town, â€śWhere They Pray for Trump on Sundaysâ€ť author Claas Relotius has been fired from the paper for fabricating over a dozen articles. â€śIn 7,300 words he really only got our townâ€™s population and average annual temperature correct,â€ť Michele Anderson and Jake Krohn write. â€śWe hope that our version of this story makes you think twice the next time you read an article claiming some kind of intellectual authority over rural identity, and that youâ€™ll come and see for yourself what Fergus Falls is all about (we donâ€™t mind a little tourism boost every now and then).â€ť