Interviews

The Essay’s Not Dead Yet: Scaachi Koul and Jason Diamond

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The Essay’s Not Dead Yet: Scaachi Koul and Jason Diamond

A Conversation with Jason Diamond ×

Scaachi Koul, the author of "One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of this Will Matter" on writing online and at length -- with a bonus explanation of Canada....
The Princess Trap: Carina Chocano on “You Play the Girl”

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The Princess Trap: Carina Chocano on “You Play the Girl”

A Conversation with Barbara Spindel ×

Have representations of girls and women in media become more balanced over time? Writer and critic Carina Chocano on the resurgence of the princess and why we can't shake gender myths.
Lisa Ko on Immigration and the Inspiration for “The Leavers”

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Lisa Ko on Immigration and the Inspiration for “The Leavers”

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The author of than award-winning debut talks with Kaitlyn Greenidge about how we see (and don't see) the immigrant body.
No Man an Island: Christopher Bollen on the “Bodily” Thriller

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No Man an Island: Christopher Bollen on the “Bodily” Thriller

A Conversation with Amy Gall ×

The author of "The Destroyers" talks about fantasies of the end of the world and the hidden side of male friendship in his new thriller.
Francis Spufford: The Benign Dictator

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Francis Spufford: The Benign Dictator

A Conversation with Gavin Edwards ×

The unpredictable writer moves from the 1950s USSR of "Red Plenty" to 18th-century Manhattan in his new novel "Golden Hill." A conversation with Gavin Edwards.
Dance of Life: Amelia Gray and “Isadora”

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Dance of Life: Amelia Gray and “Isadora”

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Amelia Gray's new novel takes the already-legendary life of Isadora Duncan as its inspiration. Profile by Tobias Carroll.
A Novel Like a Tree: Arundhati Roy on “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”

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A Novel Like a Tree: Arundhati Roy on “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”

A Conversation with Rafia Zakaria ×

The celebrated author returns with her first novel since "The God of Small Things" with a story that turns on the lives of the marginalized. "To me everything is political," she tells Rafia...
On Becoming the Becky Sharp of Science: Hope Jahren

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On Becoming the Becky Sharp of Science: Hope Jahren

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

The author of "Lab Girl" on why scientific writing is like poetry, and how William Thackeray's unstoppable heroine gave her a model for her career in research. A conversation with Bill Tipper.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmic Perspective

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmic Perspective

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

The director of the Hayden Planetarium goes from the Big Bang to the search for alien intelligence in just over two hundred pages. Neil deGrasse Tyson talks with us about "Astrophysics for...
Joshua Ferris on the Stories We Tell Ourselves

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Joshua Ferris on the Stories We Tell Ourselves

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

"Fictions get put into people," says the author of "Then We Came to the End" and "The Dinner Party." A conversation with Bill Tipper.
Patricia Lockwood Finds Her Calling

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Patricia Lockwood Finds Her Calling

A Conversation with Amy Gall ×

The pioneering poet and memoirist on her new book "Priestdaddy," and how a confrontation with religious orthodoxy gave her a model for her own vocation. A conversation with Amy Gall.
Burn the Village Down: Melissa Febos on “Abandon Me”

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Burn the Village Down: Melissa Febos on “Abandon Me”

A Conversation with Amy Gall ×

"There's something incredibly freeing about being hurt," says the author of the new memoir "Abandon Me." A conversation with Amy Gall.