Talking motorcycles, what it means to edit too much, and the ecosystems of boomtowns with the author of The Bully of Order.
The television star and author of Not That Kind of Girl on the three books which inspired her own.
By STEVEN PINKER
A “Guide to Writing in the 21st Century” explained, with a look back at the 20th century’s lingual lessons. Review by Jacob Silverman.
By HILARY MANTEL
In this excerpt from Hilary Mantel’s The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories, a writer greets the day and wonders what will come next.
This week in history: Iraq is granted independence, placing 2,500 years of civilization into context.
Separating satire from quagmire, with apologies to those we may have offended.
The author of Sugar Skull doesn’t believe in multiverses: “I have trouble enough navigating the reality I find myself in.”
Why this conclusion to a Stockholm-set trilogy is one of the best crime novels in recent memory.
Talking wizards, messiahs, rabbis and babies with the author of the Discover Great New Writers selection The Angel of Losses.
The author of the Skink novels goes fly-fishing to relax, and sets his books in Florida because it’s “a 24-hour freak show.”
A Rwandan boarding school is home to the nation’s best and brightest young women — and their fears for their country’s future.
This week in history: America’s highest court debuts, and its first female judge takes her seat.
How unique is Earth within our universe, and do we dare learn the answer?
Meet one early explorer of America: a Moroccan slave aboard a ship of ruthless gold hunters in 1527.
A woman finds her courage on the run from vengeful gangsters and a heist gone awry.
“I want something more for my kids. I want them to grow up to be closely held corporations.”
With Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the story of a woman’s life finds epic dimension in an interior landscape.