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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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An exploration of the nature of creativity and innovation begins from the paradox of the archer.
Two writers capture the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder in works of memoir and fiction.
An intrepid fabulist on the making of his new science fiction epic.
Two new works of personal and public history from young writers share a powerful sense of place.
Why George Eliot's Victorian life still instructs -- and delights.
The celebrated novelist turns his darkly comic gaze on his own childhood.
The author of On Such a Full Sea shares the genesis of his new work of dystopic fiction.
The strangest thing about the explosion of new technology might be the fact that we've been here before.
A Grandmaster of Science Fiction offers his favorite folktale, and thoughts about the roots of his work.
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