Leaving the Atocha Station

Living in Madrid on a prestigious fellowship, young American poet Adam Gordon searches for authenticity, not only in his own work but also in his relationships with others. Author Ben Lerner reflects on life, creativity, and what it means to be genuine in a novel that eschews pretension in favor of an earnest -- often humorous -- consideration of art and those who make it.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.