Dan Ariely

Adam Hanft talks to the author of Predictably Irrational about The Upside of Irrationality.

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Video Interview: Daniel Pink

Andrew Keen interviews the author of the bestselling Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

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Video Interview: Bruce Sterling

The novelist, thinker, and cyberpunk legend chats about history and favela chic, and tells us "The future is where we go to die." Read more...

Daniel Okrent

James Mustich talks with Daniel Okrent about his new book, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Read more...

Scott Turow: Innocent

Sarah Weinman interviews Scott Turow about his new novel Innocent, a long-awaited sequel to Presumed Innocent.

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Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald on writing the book she wished was there when she turned forty.

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Diane Ravitch

A talk with Diane Ravitch on testing, accountability, and The Death and Life of the Great American School System.

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Duff Goldman: How to Cook a Wookiee

An excerpt from The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer Read more...

Hugh Ambrose on The Pacific

The author of The Pacific talks about the book, the HBO series, and the dark side of the "Good War."

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Chang-rae Lee

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

Judith Warner

A conversation with the author of We've Got Issues about children, pharmaceuticals, mental illness, and mythology. Read more...

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...

Anne Tyler

An email conversation with the author about her new book, the work of planning a novel, and what books she'd leave behind if she could. Read more...

Table Talk with Thomas Keller

The chef famous for the French Laundry and Per Se speaks about the comforts of family food, the grace of repetition, and his bestselling new book, Ad Hoc at Home.

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Stewart Brand

The legendary creator of The Whole Earth Catalog speaks about his new book, and his evolving ideas about the relationship of humanity with the planet. Read more...

Michael Chabon

The award-winning novelist on siblings, and deadlines, and his new essay collection Manhood for Amateurs. Read more...

Jeannette Walls

The author of the new "true-life novel" Half Broke Horses on writing her grandmother's life. Read more...

James Ellroy: Blood's A Rover

The author of L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia and American Tabloid on the craft of writing, Dylan Thomas, and the life of a seeker.

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Richard Russo

The novelist on awards, ambition, magic, and Paul Newman. Read more...

Megan Abbott

The author of Bury Me Deep talks with us about the allure of a lost era of glamour and crime. Read more...

Richard Holmes

The author of The Age of Wonder discusses the feats of Romantic science.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The author of Half of a Yellow Sun on her new story collection. Read more...

Elmore Leonard

A dialogue with the master of dialogue, on Road Dogs and more.

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Simon Schama

A talk about the craft of history, and America's historic election.

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Laila Lalami

The author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits discusses her just-published first novel, Secret Son, and her popular literary blog. Read more...

Pamela Newkirk: Letters from Black America

A new book unveils two centuries of illuminating correspondence. Read more...

T. C. Boyle

An email exchange with the bestselling author about his latest novel, The Women. Read more...

Tom Stoppard

The playwright on Chekhov, translation and finding the next line. Read more...

Allen St. John: The Billion Dollar Game

Allen St. John discusses the strange business of sports' biggest spectacle. Read more...

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.