Reviews & Essays

How I Became a Writer in a Family of Scientists

Growing up with chemists and rocket scientists led one writer to her debut novel.

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Interviews

The Art of the Bluff: Colson Whitehead and The Noble Hustle

A novelist goes in pursuit of risk and reward World Series of Poker.

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Reviews & Essays

Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books

Can the work of a novelist who has made an art out of his alter egos be illuminated by a chronicle of his life?

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Interviews

Gene Wolfe: No Comparison

A Grandmaster of Science Fiction offers his favorite folktale, and thoughts about the roots of his work.

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Interviews

My Mistake: Daniel Menaker on What "Nobody Knows"

A legendary editor unveils life inside publishing and The New Yorker.

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Interviews

John Freeman: How to Read a Novelist

Fifty novelists open up about art, life, and the discovery of new worlds.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Hit Lit

Can the DNA of the blockbuster novel be sequenced?

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