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.
The days of ordinary Afghanis, captured in the practice of an ancient craft.
The author of Pacific on returning to the Grouse County of his prior novels, his recent screenwriting, and teaching journalism.
An Off-Broadway monologue on marriage and mania becomes a memoir.
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.
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