Interviews

“Be Unafraid”: Edwidge Danticat on Fiction and Memoir

INTERVIEW

“Be Unafraid”: Edwidge Danticat on Fiction and Memoir

Edwidge Danticat and Meredith Maran on the slippery nature of memoir, and how it rewards a fearless approach.
Empathy is a Radical Act: Sunil Yapa on Making Change through Fiction

INTERVIEW

Empathy is a Radical Act: Sunil Yapa on Making Change through Fiction

The author of "Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist" talks about protest, politics, fiction, and flying in the dark. A conversation with Colum McCann.
Judah Friedlander: Hero for the Common Person

COMEDY

Judah Friedlander: Hero for the Common Person

The comedian, actor, and artist on why he chose to immerse himself for fifteen hours a day into the creation of "When the Raindrops United", his new collection of single-panel cartoons.
The Feedback Loop: Belinda Bauer in Conversation with Val McDermid

MYSTERY

The Feedback Loop: Belinda Bauer in Conversation with Val McDermid

Two masters of mystery come clean about the tricks of the trade.
Gloria Steinem: Nomadic Purpose

INTERVIEW

Gloria Steinem: Nomadic Purpose

"The most memorable times are when there's a moment of intense understanding or discovery." A conversation with Julia Klein.
Chris Riddell: Art as Adventure

INTERVIEW

Chris Riddell: Art as Adventure

The celebrated illustrator, political cartoonist and UK Children's Laureate on going on adventures with Neil Gaiman and finding his own stories. A conversation with Hope Whitmore.
Song of Power: James Kaplan on Sinatra the Chairman

INTERVIEW

Song of Power: James Kaplan on Sinatra the Chairman

As his career matured, Frank Sinatra's artistry mingled with his increasing sense of all-encompassing mastery. A conversation with James Kaplan, author of "The Chairman."
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...
Mary-Louise Parker: “I Just Love Directness”

INTERVIEW

Mary-Louise Parker: “I Just Love Directness”

The award winning stage actress and star of "Weeds" talks about her first book, a set of letters to male figures real and imagined. A conversation with Michele Filgate.
Back on the Horse:  Mary Gaitskill on The Mare

FICTION

Back on the Horse: Mary Gaitskill on The Mare

The author of "Secretary" and "Veronica" talks about researching her new novel "The Mare" and the human-equine bond.
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.
Elvis Costello Has Great News

INTERVIEW

Elvis Costello Has Great News

The rock icon on his new 670-page memoir, how songs mutate over time, and why the last decade of his career has been his best. A conversation with Nick Curley.