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I Always Prefer Books That Are Inevitable: David Grossman on "Falling Out of Time"

The author of To the End of the Land returns to the grief of losing a child, in a poignant and richly lyrical dirge.

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A Song in the Dark: Julia Glass

The National Book Award‑winning writer talks about her new novel, and some old friends' return.

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Invisible Country: Phil Klay and Bill Cheng

Two of today's best young fiction writers on soldier's stories, the Delta blues, and walking the tightrope between terror and hilarity.

 

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Everything That Lives Is Holy: Susan Minot on Thirty Girls

A true story of abduction and terror inspired the novelist to strike out in a bold new direction.

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Pioneer Girl: Bich Minh Nguyen

Two writers capture the legacy of  Laura Ingalls Wilder in works of memoir and fiction.

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Hang-Gliding with Gary Shteyngart

The celebrated novelist turns his darkly comic gaze on his own childhood.

 

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Wave of the Future: Chang-rae Lee

The author of On Such a Full Sea shares the genesis of his new work of dystopic fiction.

 

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"Conflicts Are Magnets": James McBride

The author of The Good Lord Bird talks about John Brown, Coltrane, and writing from the uncomfortable chair.

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Luddites, Innuendo, and the Solar Plexus: An Interview with Tom Drury

The author of Pacific on returning to the Grouse County of his prior novels, his recent screenwriting, and teaching journalism.

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When Do You Know a Novel Will Be a Novel?

Anthony Marra and NoViolet Bulawayo discuss their provocative debuts, and the honorable responsibility of drawing fiction from history.

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Voyage to the Underworld: An Interview with Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code's author on defining hell, challenging his hero, and deciphering Dante in his latest historical thriller, Inferno.

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The Mind of a Different Era: Naomi Alderman

The author of The Liars' Gospel on making unorthodox fiction out of the life of Jesus.

 

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Working Woman: An Interview with Marisa Silver

The author of Mary Coin on photography, teenagers, and writing a new kind of biography.

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I View Readers as Participants: Mohsin Hamid on Writing in the Second Person

The author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia discusses his choice of a narrative point of view.

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About a Boy Band: An Interview with Teddy Wayne

The author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine on bubblegum pop, marketing lingo, and fun with playlists.

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Susan Straight: A World of Daughters

The author of Between Heaven and Here talks about the thin line between motherhood and authorship.

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Back into the Abyss: Junot Díaz and Francisco Goldman

The authors -- and old friends -- discuss their writing processes, the countries that are close to their hearts, and the mysteries of love and death.

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Alternate Histories: David Abrams on Fobbit

The novelist talks war writing, military culture, and the origins of his new novel in Iraq's cubicle combat zone.

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Etgar Keret: What Happens Next

The short story author speaks on curiosity, self-promotion, and life in a very small country.

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Michael Ondaatje

Talking Mailer, Kipling, and Tranströmer with the author of The Cat's Table.

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Chang-rae Lee

The author of The Surrendered on war, fiction, and the poetry of survival. Read more...

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Don DeLillo

The author on his new novel Point Omega, time and loss, Teilhard de Chardin, and Alfred Hitchcock.

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Joshua Ferris

The author of The Unnamed speaks about science, medicine, and the unknowable aspect of being human. Read more...

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.