Why are families of young Afghani women disguising them as boys? The author of The Underground Girls of Kabul has the whole incredible story.
Two acclaimed authors discuss reporting shocking stories of inner-city children in peril, and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.
Talking motorcycles, what it means to edit too much, and the ecosystems of boomtowns with the author of The Bully of Order.
Talking wizards, messiahs, rabbis and babies with the author of the Discover Great New Writers selection The Angel of Losses.
Talking the difference between writing novels and short stories, Hollywood, and secret pizza recipes with the author of 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas.
The author of Painted Horses on his high metabolism, learning from elders, and subverting myths of the American West.
Introducing the season’s most exciting new voices fiction and nonfiction — and a look at how they were chosen.
The author of California on her influences, writing about marriage, and “the foreplay paragraph.”
We love Mira Jacob’s debut novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. Dazzling and irreverent, witty and profound, this is a family saga of the most engaging kind: heartbreaking, hopeful, and alive on the page — which is why we had to […]
Maggie Shipstead and Ted Thompson traverse similar terrain in their sharp-eyed novels, balancing the darkly comic with poignant insight, through characters unprepared — and unwilling — for their own, bred-in-the-bone ideas of home and self to slip and shift. Family […]
What’s the line between a writer’s life and a writer’s truth? Two novelists pursue the “$64,000 question.”
Two of today’s best young writers – and sometime collaborators – on ambition, the separation anxiety of finishing a novel, and American history’s dangerous frontiers.
Two young novelists on alligators, MFAs, and the dangers of confusing fiction with fact.
Two novelists on the obsessions that give birth to fiction.