Anthony Marra and NoViolet Bulawayo discuss their provocative debuts, and the honorable responsibility of drawing fiction from history.
The Da Vinci Code's author on defining hell, challenging his hero, and deciphering Dante in his latest historical thriller, Inferno.
The author of The Liars' Gospel on making unorthodox fiction out of the life of Jesus.
The authors on the state of literary criticism, "discoverability," and where they find great fiction.
The author of Picking Up takes our "cornucopia of commodities" to the curb.
The author of Shouting Won't Help on hearing loss, the arts, and the causes of our increasingly louder world.
The ringleaders of the annual Tournament of Books unveil the history of the coveted Rooster.
The author of Mary Coin on photography, teenagers, and writing a new kind of biography.
The author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia discusses his choice of a narrative point of view.
The author and naturalist exposes the inspirations behind her remarkable illustrations.
The author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine on bubblegum pop, marketing lingo, and fun with playlists.
The memoirist talks about the bar as solace, sanctuary -- and second home.
The author and evolutionary biologist talks about what pre-industrial societies can teach our own.
The iconic Israeli writer talks about his memoir of the War of Independence and his late-in-life literary celebrity.
The author of Phantom on Harry Hole's struggle and the crime novel's moral mission.
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