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Craft Capsule: Visual Prompts

by
Christina Baker Kline
3.21.17

A novelist explores the finer points of writing fiction in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: the beauty of the bulletin board.

Craft Capsule: Making Conversation

by
Christina Baker Kline
3.14.17

A novelist explores the finer points of writing fiction in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: the art of writing dialogue, and Richard Price’s Lush Life.

Craft Capsule: Deny the Accident

by
Christina Baker Kline
3.7.17

A novelist explores the finer points of writing fiction in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: learning to trust your impulses, and Jackson Pollock’s “accidental” splatterings.

Craft Capsule: Good Sense

by
Christina Baker Kline
2.28.17

A novelist explores the finer points of writing fiction in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: the problem of beginning, and Gustave Flaubert’s rotten apples.

First Fiction 2016

In our sixteenth annual First Fiction roundup, five debut authors—Yaa Gyasi, Masande Ntshanga, Rumaan Alam, Maryse Meijer, and Imbolo Mbue—discuss their first books. Introduced by Angela Flournoy, Naomi Jackson, Emma Straub, Lindsay Hunter, and Christina Baker Kline.

An Open Door: A Profile of Richard Russo

by
Joshua Bodwell
4.13.16

For the past thirty years, from the publication of his first novel, Mohawk, to his latest, Everybody’s Fool, a sequel to his beloved 1993 novel, Nobody’s Fool, Richard Russo, the Pulitzer Prize–winning “patron saint of small-town fiction,” has remained the same generous, optimistic, hardworking writer he’s always been, welcoming readers into his books and his heart.

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