Snapping photos, finding Nigeria, and learning to write romance with the author of The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing.
From Mel Brooks to the writers of The Onion, a host of comedy scribes talk about the tricks of their trade.
Two young talents on home, gender, dachshunds, and the books they never expected to write.
The "Pope of Trash" talks about hitting the road and discovering America in his hitchhiking adventure Carsick.
What's the line between a writer's life and a writer's truth? Two novelists pursue the "$64,000 question."
The author of the beloved Easy Rawlins series on patrolling a bold new beat: the adult film industry.
The novelist on how an episode torn from the life of Margaret Mead blossomed into a novel.
Two of today's best young writers - and sometime collaborators - on ambition, the separation anxiety of finishing a novel, and American history's dangerous frontiers.
The British essayist on his U.S. Navy immersion.
Two young novelists on alligators, MFAs, and the dangers of confusing fiction with fact.
The author of Gods Without Men looks for the music -- and multiple souls -- of a city.
A novelist goes in pursuit of risk and reward World Series of Poker.
Two novelists on the obsessions that give birth to fiction.
The award-winning author on Zen monks, the man in Anton Chekhov's closet, and the commencement address that became his new book, Congratulations, by the way.
The author of To the End of the Land returns to the grief of losing a child, in a poignant and richly lyrical dirge.
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