About the Author

Maud Newton's writing has appeared in numerous publications. Her blog is at maudnewton.com.

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

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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Wave of the Future: Chang-rae Lee

Interviews

Wave of the Future: Chang-rae Lee

The author of On Such a Full Sea shares the genesis of his new work of dystopic fiction.

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The Mind of a Different Era: Naomi Alderman

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The Mind of a Different Era: Naomi Alderman

The author of The Liars' Gospel on making unorthodox fiction out of the life of Jesus.

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The Tavern as Tabernacle: Rosie Schaap on Drinking with Men

Interviews

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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Alison Bechdel: The Balancing Act

Interviews

Alison Bechdel: The Balancing Act

The cartoonist and author of the memoir Are You My Mother? on writing, therapy, and a daughter's quest for love.

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Blue Nights

Reviews & Essays

Blue Nights

In a searing new memoir, the author of The Year of Magical Thinking reflects on motherhood, loss, and memory.

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The Marriage Plot

Reviews & Essays

The Marriage Plot

The new novel from the author of Middlesex combines Victorian concerns with postmodern play.

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The Instructions

Reviews & Essays

The Instructions

A precocious boy sets himself against injustice and casts himself as a new Messiah in Adam Levin's darkly comic, epic-length debut.

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Muriel Spark: The Biography

Reviews & Essays

Muriel Spark: The Biography

A new life of the novelist reveals a life of personal struggle held in check by steely wit.

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The Children’s Book

Reviews & Essays

The Children’s Book

In A. S. Byatt’s new novel, the Edwardian era is both disappearing Eden and the center of turmoil for one artistic family....
A Gate at the Stairs

Reviews & Essays

A Gate at the Stairs

In the new novel from the author of Birds of America, a nanny, her charge, and the girl's adoptive mother form an uneasy triangle....
Cheever: A Life

Reviews & Essays

Cheever: A Life

A new life of the master of the short story reveals the furies that drove him from within....