Tobias Carroll, LA Review of Books

Tobias Carroll

LA Review of Books

New York, United States

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Past:
  • LA Review of Books
  • Read It Forward
  • Longreads
  • Electric Literature
  • Signature
  • Paste Magazine
  • Men's Journal
  • The Culture Trip
  • OZY

Past articles by Tobias:

Politics as Identity: A Conversation with Tobias Carroll

Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy talks with Tobias Carroll about his new book, “Political Sign.” → Read More

Fall Books We Can't Wait to Cozy Up With

From Margaret Atwood's followup to The Handmaids Tale to Ta-Nehisi Coates's debut novel, we're up to our sweater sleeves in fab new literature. Don't miss these must-read fall books! → Read More

‘My Teachers Said We Weren’t Allowed To Use Them.’

How Cecelia Watson learned to stop worrying and love the semicolon. → Read More

These Books About How to Evaluate What You See and Hear Have Never Been More Important

Damon Krukowski's "Ways of Hearing" is a fitting successor to "Ways of Seeing," the influential book and TV series → Read More

Kristen Arnett on Taxidermy, Memory, and “Mostly Dead Things”

“What’s considered high art? What’s lowbrow? What are those things? That’s something that, as a person who like, lives at 7-Eleven, I’m extremely interested in.” → Read More

Speculative Fiction That'll Blow Your Mind

When books offer a glimpse of an altered world, it's gripping and memorable. This speculative fiction will leave you unsettled and riveted to your chair and transport you to new worlds. → Read More

Books to Help Confront Climate Change

If your Earth Day routine involves thinking more about the connections between humans and the world around us, these climate change books offer plenty to ponder. → Read More

Books to Read When the Weather is Bad

When the weather is bad, few things are as satisfying as sitting beside a fire while reading a compelling book, preferably with a warm mug of coffee, tea, or cocoa beside you. Here are some of our favorite books for bad weather. → Read More

Why Doesn’t America Love the Novella? –

Overseas, short novels are celebrated, but here authors are often pushed to expand → Read More

Why Doesn’t America Love the Novella?

What happens when “bigger is better” becomes an ethos for an entire society? From SUVs that will never see a dirt road to McMansions that could fit several families, American culture right now abounds with an excess of, well, excess. The normalization of this can distort priorities, creating a sense that something far larger than … → Read More

Why Has Ursula K. Le Guin Inspired So Many Musicians?

Mow the Glass, the latest album from Oregon’s The Lavender Flu, rests on the uneasy boundary between garage rock and psychedelia. This is an album that can evoke haunting musical fragmentation with a… → Read More

17 Of The Best Halloween Books Ever Written

From classic tales of horror (think Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House) to modern stories of the bizarre, we've rounded up the very best Halloween books to spook your socks off. → Read More

Books Inspired By Moby Dick, Melville's Classic

Melville's classic tale has inspired countless others, including Ahab's wife's perspective, a "whale hunt" set on the railway, and more. We recommend six books inspired by Moby Dick. → Read More

Books For Your Brother (And Your Bros, Too)

These last-minute gifts for your brother are ideal for even the toughest gift recipient. Cocktails, a George R. R. Martin graphic novel, bleak (and funny) thrillers—we've got it all. → Read More

Top 10 Books For Sports Fans And Athletes

The NFL experience, an evolution of the NBA, baseball stats, pro wrestling in comic form, cycling for the planet: we've got a top-notch lineup of books for sports fans and athletes. → Read More

10 Best Books on the Art of Storytelling

Whether you’re looking for advice or simply seeking a greater understanding of literary craft, there’s plenty to ponder in these books on storytelling. → Read More

10 Best Books on Personal Style and Fashion

From memoirs and biographies to visual guides, these books delve deep into the past, present, and future of personal style. → Read More

8 Cerebral, Visceral Novels by Spanish Writer Javier Marías

Spanish writer Javier Marías is the recipient of numerous prestigious literary awards. Here, we list 8 cerebral, visceral novels by Marías. → Read More

I Would Never Say That, But the Character, He Said It: An Interview with Catherine Lacey

“When I write, I’m creating a character, and then I’m just performing that character, and typing what they say.” → Read More

9 Best Fiction Books About Films

How does one capture the essence of a film using only words on a page? Here is a look at several books that blend fiction and film in unexpected ways. → Read More