The creator of Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller on jazz, comparing American mystery writers to Scandinavian ones, and how crime novels report from society's front lines.
Musician Tracey Thorn on punk rock, feminism, motherhood, the radical sound of quiet, and her new memoir, Bedsit Disco Queen.
The creator of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever talks about the completion of a saga more than three decades in the making.
To put the life of Charlie Parker into words, a writer listens to the voices of those who knew him.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian on Teddy Roosevelt, Spielberg, the bravery of Progressive journalism, and what yesterday's politics can teach us about tomorrow.
Fifty novelists open up about art, life, and the discovery of new worlds.
A new book looks back at the life -- and premature end -- of an enigmatic actor.
The author of The Windsor Faction on "authorial sleight-of-hand" and putting words into the mouths of real people.
A new book for aspiring writers of fantasy puts the emphasis on the visual.
The National Book Award winning author on Men We Reaped, her powerful new blend of memoir and reportage.
Tess Taylor on making poetry out of the fragments of the American past.
The author of The Good Lord Bird talks about John Brown, Coltrane, and writing from the uncomfortable chair.
A 2009 dialogue with the master of dialogue, in tribute to a career of fine fiction.
The novelist's life was spent focused on the ideal of the next one.
Kate Christensen on her new memoir Blue Plate Special and the ability of food to invoke a banquet of memories.
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