In Praise of Reading and Fiction

Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature last December, and this slim, handsome volume, translated by Edith Grossman, brings his Nobel Lecture to a wider audience. It is an eloquent and wise defence of imaginative literature and the liberties of every kind it fosters.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.