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Bill Tipper is Co-Editor of the Barnes & Noble Review. His reviews have appeared in the Washington Post Book World and elsewhere.

After the Flood: Lauren Redniss on Thunder and Lightning

INTERVIEW

After the Flood: Lauren Redniss on Thunder and Lightning

“Talking about the weather” — code for the innocuous, nearly meaningless chat that forms the backbone of many of our everyday exchanges. But the idea that the elemental forces...
John Grisham: Don’t Look Back

INTERVIEW

John Grisham: Don’t Look Back

The author of "Rogue Lawyer" hates to read his own prior work-- and hates mistakes even more. A conversation with Bill Tipper.
The Coven of the Country: Alex Mar on Witches of America

WITCHCRAFT

The Coven of the Country: Alex Mar on Witches of America

How a documentary filmmaker's journey into contemporary occult societies became the story of her own quest for a spiritual home.
Spectral Evidence: Stacy Schiff on the Mystery of Salem’s Witches

AMERICAN HISTORY

Spectral Evidence: Stacy Schiff on the Mystery of Salem’s Witches

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian on the "locked-room mystery" of Salem, and why it still haunts us today.
Sloane Crosley’s Treasure Hunt

FICTION

Sloane Crosley’s Treasure Hunt

The author of "The Clasp" on how a classic short story from 19th-century France inspired a comic romp through 21st-century lives.
Rescue in Rome: Virginia Baily

INTERVIEW

Rescue in Rome: Virginia Baily

The author of "Early One Morning" on the true story of heroism in Nazi-occupied Rome that inspired her novel. A conversation with Bill Tipper.
Anna Badkhen: The World at Three Miles an Hour

INTERVIEW

Anna Badkhen: The World at Three Miles an Hour

"There is a lot of pressure on the planet to belong someplace," says the author of "Walking with Abel." A Conversation with Bill Tipper.
Remembering the Little Brother: Kate Medina on E. L. Doctorow

INTERVIEW

Remembering the Little Brother: Kate Medina on E. L. Doctorow

A celebration of a legendary American novelist's life and career, via conversation with his friend and editor.
“The World is Bewildering”: Adam Johnson on “Fortune Smiles”

SHORT STORIES

“The World is Bewildering”: Adam Johnson on “Fortune Smiles”

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Orphan Master's Son" talks about trauma, the world of the future, and his new collection of short fiction, "Fortune Smiles."
Michael Dirda on Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books

INTERVIEW

Michael Dirda on Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books

What makes someone a great reader? Ask a pro. The answer lies in his new memoir of the literary life, one he depicts as a dazzling treasure hunt and exercise of our sympathies.
Fidgital Evertime: Lizzie Skurnick’s New Lexicon

INTERVIEW

Fidgital Evertime: Lizzie Skurnick’s New Lexicon

The author of "That Should Be a Word" talks about the creation of brattle, grumtion, and gastronauts.
Patti Smith Reads Jo Nesbo

BEYOND CATEGORY

Patti Smith Reads Jo Nesbo

The punk godmother reads an excerpt from her audiobook narration of Jo Nesbo’s forthcoming novel.