Interviews

I Wish I’d Known This Earlier: John Leland on Happiness and Aging

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I Wish I’d Known This Earlier: John Leland on Happiness and Aging

A Conversation with Ted Panken ×

John Leland's new book follows six people in their eightieth decade, in pursuit of one simple question: what can a truly long life teach us?...
A Drowned World: Jon McGregor and Maile Meloy on “Reservoir 13”

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A Drowned World: Jon McGregor and Maile Meloy on “Reservoir 13”

A Conversation with Maile Meloy ×

Award-winning novelist Maile Meloy talks with Jon McGregory on his powerful new story of a girl's disappearance, and the aftermath.
Attica Locke: Finding the Language for the Unspeakable

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Attica Locke: Finding the Language for the Unspeakable

Profile by Joy Press ×

The author of "Bluebird, Bluebird" began with the hope of writing a murder mystery -- and found herself exploring the legacy and enduring power of racism. Profile by Joy Press.
Addicted to Love: David Friend on “The Naughty Nineties”

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Addicted to Love: David Friend on “The Naughty Nineties”

A Conversation with Ted Panken ×

According to Vanity Fair editor David Friend, the 1990s were a sexual -- and political --turning point for the nation. A conversation with Ted Panken.
“No Pressure, Right?” Lenora Chu in Conversation with Michael Levy

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“No Pressure, Right?” Lenora Chu in Conversation with Michael Levy

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An educational talk with the author of "Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve."
Buried in the Machine: Franklin Foer on “World Without Mind”

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Buried in the Machine: Franklin Foer on “World Without Mind”

A Conversation with Barbara Spindel ×

Are we "merging" with our technology? And if so, what does that mean for ideas that aren't algorithms? Barbara Spindel talks with Franklin Foer.
Almost Anything Can Grow Lighter: Heather Harpham in Conversation with Bret Anthony Johnston

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Almost Anything Can Grow Lighter: Heather Harpham in Conversation with Bret Anthony Johnston

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The author of the new memoir "Happiness" talks with Bret Anthony Johnston about her journey along a "crooked little road to semi-ever after."
Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro: The Kingdom of Memory

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Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro: The Kingdom of Memory

A Conversation with Hope Whitmore ×

The author of "The Buried Giant" talks about his novel of a medieval "never-never land" and its resonance with very real history. A conversation with Hope Whitmore.
“Much More Joy”: Karl Ove Knausgaard on Writing Beyond the Struggle

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“Much More Joy”: Karl Ove Knausgaard on Writing Beyond the Struggle

A Conversation with Michele Filgate ×

The author famous for his introspective epic talks with Michele Filgate about his new book, "Autumn," parenthood, and what makes him angry.
“Not a heartbeat, but a moan”: Nicole Sealey

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“Not a heartbeat, but a moan”: Nicole Sealey

A Conversation with Amy Gall ×

The author of "Ordinary Beast" -- and the director of the poetry organization Cave Canem -- talks about the inspiration for and the urgency behind her work.
A Novel on the Rise: Robin Sloan and Kevin Nguyen Talk “Sourdough”

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A Novel on the Rise: Robin Sloan and Kevin Nguyen Talk “Sourdough”

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The author of "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Bookstore" returns with a book that is (and isn't) about a humble loaf of bread. A conversation with Kevin Nguyen.
The Reporter as Teacher: A Talk with John McPhee

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The Reporter as Teacher: A Talk with John McPhee

A Conversation with Heller McAlpin ×

The legendary journalist and essayist John McPhee has finally published his own meditation on writing. He talks about it with his onetime student, Heller McAlpin.