writing

Silicon Valley is even more sexist than you think, according to Anna Wiener’s ‘Uncanny Valley’

Wiener spoke with us about the initial draw of the tech industry — and how she got out

‘Such a Fun Age’ satirizes white woke culture. It may be fiction, but Kiley Reid is aiming for truth.

The plot revolves around a black babysitter wrongfully accused of kidnapping a white child

‘Dear future self’: Read our high school essay contest winners

We asked teens to imagine it’s 2030 and write letters to their future selves

Libraries have always been a sanctuary for me. Here are 9 reasons I love them so much.

Here’s one reason: Librarians, with their infinite knowledge, sometimes feel magical

What Simone de Beauvoir told me over scotch

In ‘Parisian Lives,’ biographer Deirdre Bair details why Beauvoir wanted to be remembered for more than her feminism

‘The Changeling’: The scary, choose-your-own-ending story you won’t read anywhere else

We asked Australian fiction writer Melanie Napthine to craft an original short story sprinkled with spookiness

Ann Patchett refuses to buy a smartphone. Maybe that’s why she’s written so many books.

Last week, Patchett released her latest novel, ‘The Dutch House’

Meet Kim McLarin, The Lily’s new columnist

You can find her columns the third Monday of each month

In Ruth Ware’s latest suspense novel, you’ll be rooting for the young nanny-heroine the whole way through

‘The Turn of the Key’ — an invocation of Henry James’s masterpiece — lives up to the hype

What Toni Morrison meant to 8 black women writers (including Michelle Obama)

‘She showed how incomplete the world’s narrative was without ours in it’