In her new novel, “The World Beneath,” Cate Kennedy explores the myth of Persephone and the ways in which disappointment can define our lives. An interview by Jessa Crispin.
Jessa Crispin is the editor and founder of Bookslut. She currently resides in Berlin.
Women authors receive less critical attention than men, new statistics show, but Jessa Crispin offers a selection of five overlooked favorites from the last year.
Who’s to blame for the gender inequity in publishing? Jessa Crispin talks to two book publishers about the barriers to entry for women writers.
In the literary publishing world, male writers still far outnumber female, as new statistics confirm. But why? Jessa Crispin asks around.
Jessa Crispin talks to Alan Riding about his new book, “And the Show Went On,” and the role of the artist in troubled times.
Jessa Crispin sates her wanderlust by checking in with four travel writers who are scattered around the globe.
Jessa Crispin reviews Tessa Kiros’ “Food from Many Greek Kitchens” and shares a timeless honey cake recipe.
In the current vitriolic political climate, it can be easy to feel alienated from one’s country or community, writes Jessa Crispin. But here are five books that can help.
Jessa Crispin looks at the renaissance of small literary journals, and talks to the editor of a new, promising contender.