Franzen, Jonathan

Essay: Fiction’s New Fake Drugs: A Preliminary Pharmacopoeia

From Infermiterol to Verbaluce, contemporary literature is awash in invented prescribables. The novelist Jonathan Lethem diagnoses the malaise.

In Open Letter, 65 Writers and Artists Urge Trump to Reconsider Visa Ban

The letter, written by PEN America, reads in part: “Vibrant, open intercultural dialogue is indispensable in the fight against terror and oppression.”