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A Life of My Own

A READING LIFE

A Life of My Own

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

A celebrated biographer applies her searching eye to her own life -- one of literary achievement shadowed by tragedy.
Life in the Bits and Pieces: Lynne Tillman’s Quiet Revolution

INTERVIEWS

Life in the Bits and Pieces: Lynne Tillman’s Quiet Revolution

Profile by David L. Ulin ×

“I’ve never wanted to follow an idea of what the novel is, or needs to be." Lynne Tillman talks with David L. Ulin about her long-awaited "Men and Apparitions."
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

ESSAYS

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

Reviewed by Maris Kreizman ×

The new collection of essays by the author of "The Queen of the Night" follows the winding path of the creative life.
The B&N Podcast: James Patterson

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: James Patterson

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

In between blockbusters, the author of "The People vs. Alex Cross" drops into the studio.
Up the Masthead

AMERICAN LITERATURE

Up the Masthead

Essay by Melissa H. Pierson ×

A writer takes a turn in Herman Melville's chair -- or the next best thing -- to find inspiration, and courage against the blankness of the page.
Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro: The Kingdom of Memory

INTERVIEWS

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.
The B&N Podcast: Claire Messud

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Claire Messud

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The author of "The Emperor's Children" returns with a new novel of psychological mystery. Claire Messud joins us to talk about "The Burning Girl."
The Reporter as Teacher: A Talk with John McPhee

INTERVIEW

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.
Patricia Lockwood Finds Her Calling

INTERVIEW

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.
“You Know Something Awful is Coming”: Deb Olin Unferth

SHORT STORIES

“You Know Something Awful is Coming”: Deb Olin Unferth

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In Deb Olin Unferth's writing, the only thing you can count on is that nothing is predictable. The result, writes David Ulin, is fiction as surprising and exciting as life itself.
Somebody With a Little Hammer

ESSAYS

Somebody With a Little Hammer

Reviewed by Michelle Dean ×

When the writer Mary Gaitskill is mentioned, the word "dark" usually follows. That's a mistake, writes Michelle Dean.
Burn the Village Down: Melissa Febos on “Abandon Me”

INTERVIEW

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.