“This book is the most personal because it is what I feel about the world itself.” The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff is a beautiful and propulsive survival story that brings new life to wilderness fiction. Groff joins us to talk about her extensive drafting process, her varied influences, getting language right in historical fiction and […]
Haven’t we all imagined what it would be like to unplug and step into the wild, build a rich future for our families or challenge historical narratives? With gritty stories of survival and ambition, these unforgettable novels take you on sometimes harrowing — and often exhilarating — journeys. Get lost in the pages of books […]
“My specialty is digging up obscure stories where there are just enough facts to really stimulate the imagination.” Emma Donoghue’s newest novel, Learned by Heart, tells the story of young, enigmatic Anne Lister and her first love, an orphaned heiress born in India. Donoghue joins us to talk about the role Anne Lister has played […]
Some of our favorite authors are back with brand new books — with a few of those being their first book in years. We couldn’t be more excited for new books from Zadie Smith, Lauren Groff, Richard Osman, Stephen King, V. E. Schwab and Sy Montgomery — just to name a few.
“So much classic fantasy exists in this sort of timeless state where, you know, whatever fantasy world it’s set in has kind of always existed….I’ve always been really interested in kind of disrupting that and kind of setting my books during periods of like, enormous change and upheaval, like, I’m really interested in the idea […]