Interviews

INTERVIEWS

Marilynne Robinson: A Good Inheritance

Marilynne Robinson: A Good Inheritance

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lila (and 2014 National Book Award finalist) on the benefits of loneliness, how characters come to her, and the most important advice she gives to aspiring writers. A conversation with Michele Filgate.

Posted by × October 21, 2014 ×

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Rebel Laboratories: Walter Isaacson on “The Innovators”

Rebel Laboratories: Walter Isaacson on “The Innovators”

The author of Steve Jobs returns with a collaborative history of the Digital Age.

Posted by × October 14, 2014 ×

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Andrea Martin: “Take Nothing Personally”

Andrea Martin: “Take Nothing Personally”

The star of stage and screen on her favorite roles, maple tree poetry, and Lady Parts.

Posted by × October 13, 2014 ×

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Bob Odenkirk: A Healthy Kind of Destruction

Bob Odenkirk: A Healthy Kind of Destruction

The author of A Load of Hooey and star of AMC’s forthcoming series Better Call Saul on life after Breaking Bad, discovering comedy as a child, and what makes a book funny.

Posted by × October 7, 2014 ×

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Meg Wolitzer: Respect for Her Charges

Meg Wolitzer: Respect for Her Charges

“These books that they call “YA” aren’t simple,” says the author of The Interestings and Belzhar, her new novel aimed at teens.

Posted by × October 6, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Vaccines and Vampires: Eula Biss on Science, Fear, and Metaphor

Vaccines and Vampires: Eula Biss on Science, Fear, and Metaphor

The author of On Immunity explores the fear that drives “anti-vax” advocates, its causes, and its cost.

Posted by × October 1, 2014 ×

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Charles Burns

Charles Burns

The author of Sugar Skull doesn’t believe in multiverses: “I have trouble enough navigating the reality I find myself in.”

Posted by × September 30, 2014 ×

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Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen

The author of the Skink novels goes fly-fishing to relax, and sets his books in Florida because it’s “a 24-hour freak show.”

Posted by × September 24, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Jason Segel: The Promise That More Exists

Jason Segel: The Promise That More Exists

The film and television star on learning to write for himself, his greatest fears, and the childhood experiences that spurred his debut novel Nightmares!

Posted by × September 9, 2014 ×

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More than Once in a Lifetime: David Mitchell on “The Bone Clocks”

More than Once in a Lifetime: David Mitchell on “The Bone Clocks”

“My original aspiration was to capture something massive, to go for broke.” David Mitchell talks about psychic battles and the vision of tomorrow in his new novel.

Posted by × September 2, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Knowing Nothing Means Knowing Something: Sarah Ruhl

Knowing Nothing Means Knowing Something: Sarah Ruhl

The acclaimed playwright on motherhood, why theater still transfixes us, and her new book 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write.

Posted by × September 2, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

In the Kingdom of Ice: Hampton Sides

In the Kingdom of Ice: Hampton Sides

The author of Ghost Soldiers tracks the fate of a doomed Arctic expedition whose scientific discoveries have new urgency.

Posted by × August 27, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

A Piñata of Lies: Patricia Lockwood

A Piñata of Lies: Patricia Lockwood

The acclaimed poet on life in the Midwest, the freeing illegitimacy of Twitter, and what feminism means to her.

Posted by × August 18, 2014 ×

DISCOVER

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 ×

DISCOVER

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 ×