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Making the Bear Dance: Alexander Chee on The Queen of the Night
The author of a dazzling new work of historical fiction talks about "Falcon" sopranos, courtesans, spies, and how writing a novel of 19th-century opera divas was also writing about himself....
“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
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
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
Two masters of mystery come clean about the tricks of the trade....
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
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
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
“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”
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
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
The author of "Rogue Lawyer" hates to read his own prior work-- and hates mistakes even more. A conversation with Bill Tipper....