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Salvation in the Mail: Katherine A. Powers on J. F. Powers

The novelist's life was spent focused on the ideal of the next one.

 

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Kate Christensen: You Can't Hide When You're Writing about Food

Kate Christensen on her new memoir Blue Plate Special and the ability of food to invoke a banquet of memories.

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Weaving Time: Anna Badkhen on The World Is a Carpet

The days of ordinary Afghanis, captured in the practice of an ancient craft.

 

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Luddites, Innuendo, and the Solar Plexus: An Interview with Tom Drury

The author of Pacific on returning to the Grouse County of his prior novels, his recent screenwriting, and teaching journalism.

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James Braly: "If you can’t tell the truth, you can’t do this work"

An Off-Broadway monologue on marriage and mania becomes a memoir.

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When Do You Know a Novel Will Be a Novel?

Anthony Marra and NoViolet Bulawayo discuss their provocative debuts, and the honorable responsibility of drawing fiction from history.

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Voyage to the Underworld: An Interview with Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code's author on defining hell, challenging his hero, and deciphering Dante in his latest historical thriller, Inferno.

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The Mind of a Different Era: Naomi Alderman

The author of The Liars' Gospel on making unorthodox fiction out of the life of Jesus.

 

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Curious and Hopeful: A Conversation with Tournament of Books Judges Elliott Holt and Lev Grossman

The authors on the state of literary criticism, "discoverability," and where they find great fiction.

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Discard Studies: Robin Nagle on Garbage, Sanitation, and the History of Waste

The author of Picking Up takes our "cornucopia of commodities" to the curb.

 

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Silent Epidemic: An Interview with Katherine Bouton

The author of Shouting Won't Help on hearing loss, the arts, and the causes of our increasingly louder world.

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Talking Tournament: Rosecrans Baldwin, Andrew Womack, Kevin Guilfoile, and John Warner

The ringleaders of the annual Tournament of Books unveil the history of the coveted Rooster.

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Working Woman: An Interview with Marisa Silver

The author of Mary Coin on photography, teenagers, and writing a new kind of biography.

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I View Readers as Participants: Mohsin Hamid on Writing in the Second Person

The author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia discusses his choice of a narrative point of view.

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The Unfeathered Bird: An Interview with Katrina van Grouw

The author and naturalist exposes the inspirations behind her remarkable illustrations.

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