Discussions of violence in contemporary culture are dominated by pearl-clutching conservatives. Philippa Snow’s debut, Which as You Know Means Violence, breaks with this trend and finds value in everything from the work of artist Marina Abramović to Jackass.
Ed Luker is a writer and cultural critic based in London. He is currently writing his first novel, a dark comedy about a megalomaniacal tech bro.
In Lapvona, Ottessa Moshfegh’s latest novel set in a faux-medieval village, random acts of violence and cruelty are the law of the land. Her refusal to explain the social causes of this misery makes her depiction of the world shallow and superficial.
Fuccboi is a novel about the lengths we go to avoid thinking about our own suffering — and the harm we do to others along the way.