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Jenny Nordberg: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth to Be a Woman

Jenny Nordberg: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth to Be a Woman

Why are families of young Afghani women disguising them as boys? The author of The Underground Girls of Kabul has the whole incredible story.

Posted by × October 15, 2014 ×

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Jeff Hobbs and Alex Kotlowitz: Where Empathy Is Born

Jeff Hobbs and Alex Kotlowitz: Where Empathy Is Born

Two acclaimed authors discuss reporting shocking stories of inner-city children in peril, and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.

Posted by × October 8, 2014 ×

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Brian Hart: Why Salmon Swim Upstream

Brian Hart: Why Salmon Swim Upstream

Talking motorcycles, what it means to edit too much, and the ecosystems of boomtowns with the author of The Bully of Order.

Posted by × September 30, 2014 ×

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Stephanie Feldman: Bravery Verging on Recklessness

Stephanie Feldman: Bravery Verging on Recklessness

Talking wizards, messiahs, rabbis and babies with the author of the Discover Great New Writers selection The Angel of Losses.

Posted by × September 24, 2014 ×

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Marie-Helene Bertino: The Dough Will Tell You When It’s Dough

Marie-Helene Bertino: The Dough Will Tell You When It’s Dough

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.

Posted by × September 15, 2014 ×

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Montana Myths: Malcolm Brooks

Montana Myths: Malcolm Brooks

The author of Painted Horses on his high metabolism, learning from elders, and subverting myths of the American West.

Posted by × August 13, 2014 ×

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Up All Night: 20 Fall Picks from Discover Great New Writers

Up All Night: 20 Fall Picks from Discover Great New Writers

Introducing the season’s most exciting new voices fiction and nonfiction — and a look at how they were chosen.

Posted by × August 7, 2014 ×

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Edan Lepucki: The Post-Apocalyptic Domestic Drama

Edan Lepucki: The Post-Apocalyptic Domestic Drama

The author of California on her influences, writing about marriage, and “the foreplay paragraph.”

Posted by × July 30, 2014 ×

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The Strangest Sort of Surgery: Mira Jacob

The Strangest Sort of Surgery: Mira Jacob

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 […]

Posted by × July 9, 2014 ×

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Of Marriage and Mistresses: Ted Thompson & Maggie Shipstead

Of Marriage and Mistresses: Ted Thompson & Maggie Shipstead

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 […]

Posted by × July 4, 2014 ×

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The Golden Bowl Cracks: Laura McBride and Eleanor Brown

The Golden Bowl Cracks: Laura McBride and Eleanor Brown

What’s the line between a writer’s life and a writer’s truth?  Two novelists pursue the “$64,000 question.”

Posted by × June 18, 2014 ×

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Write Your Biggest Idea: Smith Henderson and Phillip Meyer

Write Your Biggest Idea: Smith Henderson and Phillip Meyer

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.

Posted by × June 6, 2014 ×

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Writing Towards Surprise: Bret Anthony Johnston and Jennifer duBois

Writing Towards Surprise: Bret Anthony Johnston and Jennifer duBois

Two young novelists on alligators, MFAs, and the dangers of confusing fiction with fact.

Posted by × May 20, 2014 ×

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Jo Baker & Evie Wyld: Stepping Out of the Story

Jo Baker & Evie Wyld: Stepping Out of the Story

Two novelists on the obsessions that give birth to fiction.

Posted by × May 13, 2014 ×

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A Shared Wilderness: Benjamin and Jennifer Percy

A Shared Wilderness: Benjamin and Jennifer Percy

Sibling authors Jennifer and Benjamin Percy of the Discover Great New Writers program on terror’s infection and the power of research.

Posted by × April 25, 2014 ×