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The Magicians

Novelist Jonathan Franzen in Discussion With Time's Lev Grossman

Elana Estrin | Posted 12.19.2011 | Books
Elana Estrin

"Almost the definition of a mensch, a good person, is that in their heart of hearts they're rather hard on themselves. And yet, you can't get out of bed in the morning if you don't love yourself. I'm merciless towards myself, so being merciless towards my characters comes naturally."

Lev Grossman On 'The Magician King'

Posted 10.10.2011 | Home

Lev Grossman loves fantasy. He loves it so much, he writes about loving fantasy within his own fantasy novels. Grossman, who keeps his day job as a bo...

3 Grown-Up Books For The Hogwarts Grad

npr.org | By Lev Grossman | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books

The Harry Potter franchise has its last hurrah on Friday, and fans like me are facing a forcible graduation from the protection of a fictional univers...

The New Yorker's Best Books Of The Year

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Reviewers' favorites from 2009....