Interviews

Ending with Defiance: Paulette Jiles on “News of the World”

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Ending with Defiance: Paulette Jiles on “News of the World”

A Conversation with Lizzie Skurnick ×

The author of the National Book Award Finalist "News of the World" talks about captivity narratives, and happy endings. A conversation with Lizzie Skurnick.
Robert Wagner: “I Live in Gratitude”

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Robert Wagner: “I Live in Gratitude”

A Conversation with Charles Taylor ×

The actor and memoirist talks with Charles Taylor about his new book "I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses."
Amplified Existence:  Peter Orner on the Necessity of Fiction

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Amplified Existence: Peter Orner on the Necessity of Fiction

A Conversation with Mark Athitakis ×

Peter Orner has some dangerous habits -- like reading at traffic lights. He talks with Mark Athitakis about the life of an unusually enthusiastic reader and his new book "Am I Alone Here"?
Reclaiming the Loss:  Saeed Jones Talks with Jade Chang

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Reclaiming the Loss: Saeed Jones Talks with Jade Chang

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Author Jade Chang talks about the making of her novel "The Wangs vs. The World" with poet and Buzzfeed culture editor Saeed Jones.
Interrupted Echoes: Peter Ho Davies on “The Fortunes”

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Interrupted Echoes: Peter Ho Davies on “The Fortunes”

A Conversation with Tess Taylor ×

Spanning nearly two hundred years of history, Peter Ho Davies' new work traces generations of Chinese Americans through a multitude of voices. A conversation with Tess Taylor.
The Making of a Sundown Town: Patrick Phillips on “Blood at the Root”

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The Making of a Sundown Town: Patrick Phillips on “Blood at the Root”

A Conversation with Tayari Jones ×

Over a thousand black residents of one Georgia county were driven from their homes in a wave of violence in 1912. In "Blood at the Root," Patrick Phillips investigates the history of an act of...
The Summoner: Greil Marcus and Sean Wilentz Talk Bob Dylan

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The Summoner: Greil Marcus and Sean Wilentz Talk Bob Dylan

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On the occasion of Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature, we're reposting this 2010 conversation which makes the case that Dylan is "an historian who acts out history."
Brit Bennett: “Loss Keeps Circling”

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Brit Bennett: “Loss Keeps Circling”

Profile by Amy Gall ×

Secrets, friendship, love, lust, and small choices that change the course of lives: Brit Bennett talks about the inspirations for her critically hailed debut "The Mothers." A conversation with...
A Body in Common: Anuk Arudpragasam

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A Body in Common: Anuk Arudpragasam

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The author of "The Story of a Brief Marriage" talks about the origins of his haunting new novel. A conversation with Michele Filgate.
A Fascination with the Moment: Michael Gross on the Framing of Fashion

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A Fascination with the Moment: Michael Gross on the Framing of Fashion

A Conversation with Ted Panken ×

In "Focus," author and longtime fashion reporter Michael Gross turned his gaze from model to photographer, taking in both brilliant visual innovations and tabloid-fodder excess. A conversation...
The Moth and the Flame: Jay McInerney on “Bright, Precious Days”

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The Moth and the Flame: Jay McInerney on “Bright, Precious Days”

A Conversation with Daniel Asa Rose ×

The author talks about the place that is "the most enduing love of my life," the consequences of his youthful success, and the balance between satire and its opposite. A conversation with Daniel...
Anxiety and Hunger: Jessi Klein on “You’ll Grow Out of It”

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Anxiety and Hunger: Jessi Klein on “You’ll Grow Out of It”

A Conversation with Barbara Spindel ×

The head writer for "Inside Amy Schumer" talks about her new memoir, comedy collaboration versus the "lonely slog" of writing a book, and the power of the personal. A conversation with Barbara...