The novel documenting rave culture in reunified Germany
Rainald Goetz's 'Rave', the classic novel about the German techno scene in the 90s, has just been translated into English. As a similar illegal rave culture emerges in the wake of pandemic-induced club closures, we look at whether it still resonates today
Zadie Smith: "I'm praying for revolutionary change in America"
The award-winning White Teeth novelist tells Rihanna about writing truthfully, resisting short-cuts and her dreams for 2020.
we speak to the author behind ‘red tory: my corbyn chemsex hell’ — a satirical slice of pro-communist erotic fan fiction
Huw Lemmey discusses his latest piece of political pornography, a novel that attacks the centrism miring UK and European politics and the co-optation and corporatisation of LGBT+ agendas.
the future faces of literature
Meet six female writers making the world of literature a more diverse, exciting and revolutionary place in 2019.
diary of a drag queen: crystal rasmussen on writing a book "by a queer for queers about queers"
The brilliant debut book by Crystal Rasmussen is out today, and we're sharing an exclusive excerpt and intro by the fabulous author herself. This memoir is juicy and unapologetic. It might make you cry, and it will most definitely make you laugh.
does it matter who writes queer stories?
There is a storm brewing in young adult fiction. A new book on the AIDS crisis has furthered debate around who should get commissioned and paid to tell certain stories.
hilton als has some issues with the word 'woke'
In 'White Girls,' the Pulitzer prize-winning author explored race, sexuality, André Leon Talley and Eminem. He discusses its impact — and potential sequel — with Paul Flynn.
joan didion on california, social responsibility and becoming a cultural icon
As a documentary charting her life comes to Netflix, the legendary author speaks to i-D about what she’s learned during her 50 years as a writer.
life-changing queer lit
Man Booker prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst tells i-D about the books and authors who made a lasting impact on his identity as a gay man.
janet mock on writing a new kind of twenty-something
Janet Mock spent her twenties in New York — first interning at Playboy and later editing at People. Here's what she learned.
thank f$@*! swearing is on the rise in literature
Effing and blinding has never been more popular — and it’s all because we are better at expressing ourselves.
sex dolls, mind games and a dolphin fetish: inside alissa nutting's new, nonsensical novel
Alissa Nutting writes about things we all fear -- but she’s by no means an author of horror stories. Instead, she’s one of the rare writers of American fiction who touches on the topics the best-selling authors wouldn’t dare to; a fearless rebel of the...