Novelist Richard Powers talks about how technology has changed his writing, the importance of fiction in the digital age, and his seventh book, Plowing the Dark.
Richard Powers: On the Novel in the Digital Age
A profile of novelist Richard Powers.
Heidi Julavits: On the Eve of Her First Novel
A profile of Heidi Julavits.
David Wong Louie: Traveling the Distance Between Fathers and Sons
A profile of David Wong Louie.
Dave Eggers: And His Calculatingly Intuitive Response to Some Sincerely Cagey Questions
A profile of Dave Eggers.
The author of the story collections CivilWarLand in Bad Decline and Pastoralia talks about working in a slaughterhouse, Monty Python as validation, earnestness as the enemy, and his uncanny ability to find humor in unlikely places.
News and Trends
Consortium & SPD: Partners Online
The partnership of Consortium and Small Press Distribution aims to benefit indie publishers, booksellers, authors, and readers.
Electronic Rights Battle Continues
Freelance writers pursue legal action against major news companies benefiting from sales of articles to electronic databases.
The Cosmology of Anthologies
Anthologies spotlight young American poets to watch.
Three Journals Mark Milestones
Passages North, the Prose Poem, and Shenandoah celebrate anniversaries.
The Practical Writer
Adventures Overseas: Export Advice on Publishing Your Novel
An author publishes his novel abroad before a U.S. publisher takes interest.
The Literary Life
The Mystery of Consciousness: A Tribute to the Poet Edgar Bowers
Despite their usual lack of overt emotion, Bowers's poems can be heart-wrenching, profoundly moving in ways that flashier verse can never approach.
Metromania: A Pride of Independents
Amiri Baraka and Harold Bloom share an emphasis on content and character.