Our cover story is a profile of Michael Cunningham, interviewed six months after the publication of his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours.
The Difference a Day Makes: After Hours With Michael Cunningham
A profile of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham.
Suburban Inferno: The Divine Comedy of A. M. Homes
A profile of the novelist and discussion of her book Music for Torching.
Chance Encounter: A Visit With Paul Auster
A profile of the author of Timbuktu, among other novels.
A Distant Episode: In Tangier With Paul Bowles
A final interview with the author of The Sheltering Sky.
News and Trends
The Importance of Being Ernest
On the publication of True at First Light, a posthumous work by Ernest Hemingway.
Report From the Literary Trenches
The Literary Journal Institute offers editors a chance to talk face-to-face about survival strategies for literary magazines.
Lilith Fair Takes Writers on Tour
Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair debuts a program to highlight books by female authors in the United States and Canada.
Fence Magazine Survives First Year
The literary journal of innovative poetry, fiction, criticism, and art celebrates its first anniversary.
The Practical Writer
The Culture of Competition: The Scoop on Poetry First-Book Awards
A look at first book awards—the prizes, judges, winners, and nature of the competition.
The Literary Life
The Lingerie Theory of Narration: Victoria's Secret Revealed
Strategies for slowly uncovering story.