Kaylie Jones, author of the novel As Soon as It Rains and daughter of author James Jones, reveals that having a parent's footsteps to follow in one's career can make the walking more difficult.
Regional Report: Los Angeles
The literary life of Los Angeles.
Two of a Trade: When Writing Runs in the Family
While being part of a literary family can open doors, life with a writer-parent does have its difficulties.
Writers as Progenitors and Offspring
As a son and father of a writer, John Updike writes about the relationships.
What it is like to be the son of John Updike.
On Being a 2nd (or 3rd) Generation Writer
What it is like to be the daughter and great-granddaughter of a writer.
Some Thoughts on My Father
Poet James Wright's son talks about the influence of his literary father.
On Being the Writing Father of a Writing Daughter
A poet muses on being the father of a daughter who writes.
The Summing Up
One writer laments and celebrates the announcement that his child wants to be a writer.
Report from Shangri-La: Fourteen Writers' Colonies Abroad
Writers retreats from Belgium to Israel.
My Father's Teeth
The son of Nobel laureate Saul Bellow talks about distancing himself from publishing.
One Writer's Story
A writer's childhood memories of growing up with author-parents.
My Mom's Influence
A writer learns from her mother that much of success depends on her simply sticking with the work.
The Question of Identity
The daughter of poet Linda Pastan struggles with labeling herself a writer.
On Being the Writing Daughter of a Father Who Writes
A daughter's bond with her poet-father is more complicated than other familial literary relationships.
A poet's memories of raising her daughter as a writer.