The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lila (a 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.
The author of Steve Jobs returns with a collaborative history of the Digital Age.
The star of stage and screen on her favorite roles, maple tree poetry, and Lady Parts.
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.
“These books that they call “YA” aren’t simple,” says the author of The Interestings and Belzhar, her new novel aimed at teens.
The author of On Immunity explores the fear that drives “anti-vax” advocates, its causes, and its cost.
The author of Sugar Skull doesn’t believe in multiverses: “I have trouble enough navigating the reality I find myself in.”
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.”
The film and television star on learning to write for himself, his greatest fears, and the childhood experiences that spurred his debut novel Nightmares!
“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.
The acclaimed playwright on motherhood, why theater still transfixes us, and her new book 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write.
The author of Ghost Soldiers tracks the fate of a doomed Arctic expedition whose scientific discoveries have new urgency.
The acclaimed poet on life in the Midwest, the freeing illegitimacy of Twitter, and what feminism means to her.
The author of California on her influences, writing about marriage, and “the foreplay paragraph.”