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The Tavern as Tabernacle: Rosie Schaap on Drinking with Men

The memoirist talks about the bar as solace, sanctuary -- and second home.

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School of the World: Jared Diamond on The World Until Yesterday

The author and evolutionary biologist talks about what pre-industrial societies can teach our own.

 

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Yoram Kaniuk: "I Write Upside Down"

The iconic Israeli writer talks about his memoir of the War of Independence and his late-in-life literary celebrity.

 

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Chain Reactions: An Interview with Jo Nesbø

The author of Phantom on Harry Hole's struggle and the crime novel's moral mission.

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Interview with the Wolfman: Hal Johnson

A fantasist explores the animal nature within in a new work of paranormal fiction for teens.

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Susan Straight: A World of Daughters

The author of Between Heaven and Here talks about the thin line between motherhood and authorship.

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You Have to Take It Home: Daniel Handler on Lemony Snicket

The mysterious author's alter ego talks about pen names, Agatha Christie, and his new series, All the Wrong Questions.

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Robert A. Caro: "What can a president be? What can a president do?"

The author of The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson on his writing process, the challanges historians face, and how his subject acheived the full potential of the presidency.

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After the Escape: Sharon Olds on Stag's Leap

Sharon Olds talks about her new collection of verse and what consolation art can offer in the face of loss.

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Addicted to the Everything of America: D. T. Max on David Foster Wallace

The author of Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story discusses the immersive style and titanic ambition of the novelist.

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Back into the Abyss: Junot Díaz and Francisco Goldman

The authors -- and old friends -- discuss their writing processes, the countries that are close to their hearts, and the mysteries of love and death.

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Alternate Histories: David Abrams on Fobbit

The novelist talks war writing, military culture, and the origins of his new novel in Iraq's cubicle combat zone.

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Ghost Estates: Tana French on Ireland after the Bubble

The author on her bestselling mysteries, and their roots in a changing culture.

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Madness and Marginalia: Maureen McLane on "My Poets"

The poet and critic on her new book and the strange journeys of a reader's life.

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Breaking the Surface: Leanne Shapton's Life Aquatic

The author and artist's life chronicled in suits and sharks.

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