Lidia Jean Kott

Lidia Jean Kott appears in the following:

For These Millennials, Gender Norms Have Gone Out Of Style

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cameron Finucane, a burly, 26-year-old technology consultant in Ithaca, N.Y., started painting his nails a few months ago. He has just started dating Emily Coon, a 24-year-old writer who has sworn off nail polish.

Finucane and Coon, as well as many other millennials, say they find traditional notions of gender ...


Lessons From Behind The Counter At A Comic Book Store

Sunday, July 27, 2014

When the news broke that Thor, the hyper-masculine thunder god, had become a woman, my Twitter feed exploded. It seemed like everybody had something to say. "Who will play the female Thor in the movies?" came up a lot. Meanwhile, I first had to figure out who Thor was. To ...


We're All Completely Alone: A Chat With Novelist Kevin Maher

Thursday, September 05, 2013

A father's illness, a girlfriend's mental breakdown and abuse by a priest, all set against a background of class conflict and nationalist tensions: Jim, the 14-year-old protagonist of The Fields, faces catastrophe after catastrophe. But Kevin Maher's debut novel is hardly dour. Instead, the jokes — simultaneously funny and brave ...


A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young, Self-Engrossed Brooklynite

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Adelle Waldman's debut novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., is fiction — but only just. It's a detailed, realistic depiction of the lives of the literary 30-somethings who frequent the "faux-dives and mysteriously hip restaurants" currently gentrifying Brooklyn, written from the perspective of Nate, a young Brooklyn writer with ...


In Salter's Novels, The Ladies ARE Lunch

Thursday, June 20, 2013

This spring, James Salter published All That Is, his first novel in nearly 35 years — and the critics could not have been more excited. Michael Dirda said Salter has "rightly come to be regarded as one of the great writers of his generation." Malcolm Jones for The New ...


Author Elliott Holt Says: 'Go West, Young Woman'

Saturday, May 18, 2013

In Elliott Holt's beautifully subtle debut novel You Are One of Them, the protagonist, an American in her 20s, moves to Moscow shortly after the Cold War. After a few months, she returns to the U.S. a changed woman.

Holt, who is 39, also lived in Moscow where she worked ...


The Trustful Detective: A Q&A With An Israeli Crime Novelist

Saturday, April 20, 2013

D.A Mishani is an Israeli literature scholar who specializes in the history of detective fiction. And recently he became a novelist as well — his debut, The Missing File, was published in the U.S. in March. Its hero is police inspector Avraham Avraham, a lonely character who, on most nights, ...


Tall Glass Of Rock Star-Ness: A Q&A With Questlove

Monday, April 15, 2013

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson is the drummer and co-founder of the Grammy-Award winning band The Roots, which now serves as the house band for the talk show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Questlove is coming out with a memoir in June called Mo' Meta Blues, co-written with Ben Greenman. After ...