The physics behind reality may be hard to grasp -- but that doesn't mean you can't have fun trying.
Two of today's best young fiction writers on soldier's stories, the Delta blues, and walking the tightrope between terror and hilarity.
The long-awaited final volume of an epic memoir of pedestrian travel.
Ancient stories entwine with twenty-first-century themes in Helen Oyeyemi's fiction.
American reinvention meets African revolution in the tale of a friendship and its aftermath.
An argument that wicked play outweighs hard work in our country's heritage.
A true story of abduction and terror inspired the novelist to strike out in a bold new direction.
Fiction's Old Guard is in anything but retreat.
Jane Bowles's radical fiction was as defiantly unconventional as its author.
An exploration of the nature of creativity and innovation begins from the paradox of the archer.
These women are looking for anything but love.
Watching 12 Years a Slave -- and thinking back to a less celebrated film.
The author of I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots on the inspiration for a character.
A young woman's disappearance may have roots in an atrocity of the Iraq War.
Two writers capture the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder in works of memoir and fiction.
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