Featured Fellow: Lorin Stein

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 by

We spoke with Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, about his new translation of Michel Houellebecq’s Submission. On October 22nd, he’ll be appearing at an NYIH-sponsored event with Emily Apter, Eric Banks, Tom Bishop, and Adam Shatz to celebrate its release and continue the conversation. For more information about the event, click here.  

Featured Fellow: Clifford Thompson

Friday, 18 September 2015 by

This summer Clifford Thompson released a new memoir called  Twin of Blackness. We spoke with him about the current conversation surrounding race, the state of the essay, and the relationship between his writing and his teaching. The title of your new memoir is Twin of Blackness, which refers to the complex role your race has played

This summer Rowan Ricardo Phillips released Heaven, a collection of poems that was recently longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry. We spoke with him about how place informs his writing, his work in translation and criticism, and how he teaches his students to read and write poetry. The title of your new collection is Heaven,

Featured Fellow: Dale Jamieson

Monday, 10 August 2015 by

Dale Jamieson’s new book Love In The Anthropocene, a collaboration with Bonnie Nadzam, uses fiction and essay to create a vivid, personal vision of a world impacted by climate change. We spoke with him about the power of storytelling, where we are now in the climate change conversation, and his work in the emerging field

Fellows In The News

Friday, 07 August 2015 by

Welcome to the NYIH link roundup, our latest selection of articles by and about NYIH fellows. Congratulations to fellows Wendy Lesser, Phillip Dray, and Noah Isenberg, recipients of nonfiction grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. A.O. Scott reviews The End of the Tour, a new film depicting journalist David Lipsky’s five days with David Foster Wallace,

Featured Fellow: Michelle Goldberg

Monday, 20 July 2015 by

In her new book, The Goddess Pose, Michelle Goldberg documents the story of Indra Devi, who helped bring yoga traditions from India to the United States. We spoke with her about Indra Devi, International Yoga Day in India, and her recent article about the decision to have children.   Your book The Goddess Pose takes a look

Fellows In The News

Monday, 13 July 2015 by

Welcome to the NYIH link roundup, our latest selection of articles by and about NYIH fellows. Congratulations to Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose book Between the World and Me, a timely exploration of racial prejudice, comes out this week. The New York Times called it “a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.” Listen to his interview on NPR’s

Featured Fellow: Laura Kipnis

Saturday, 27 June 2015 by

Laura Kipnis sparked a debate with her recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, “Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe,” as well as her book Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation. We asked her a few questions about her irreverent writing style and how people have responded to her work.   You recently wrote about the current

Fellows In The News

Thursday, 18 June 2015 by

Introducing: our link roundup, featuring the latest articles by and about NYIH fellows. First of all, congratulations are in order: Ian Buruma has just won the PEN Award for for the Art of the Essay for his book Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War. We also congratulate Vivian Gornick, whose new memoir, The Odd Woman and the City,

Featured Fellow: Oliver Sacks

Monday, 08 June 2015 by

Oliver Sacks, a longtime fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities, has written a new memoir, On The Move, to reflect on his life in the wake of his terminal illness. The memoir has been widely acclaimed as a stirring narrative of a life well lived. NYIH fellow and former director Lawrence Weschler