Though writing a biography may have been a departure for Edmund White, exploring the life of French writer Jean Genet was a logical task for the novelist.
The Wurlitzer Foundation: A Colony for Iconoclasts
A writers' retreat near Taos, New Mexico.
A poet remembers his first reading.
Katha Pollitt: An Interview
The Nation columnist talks about poems, politics, and MFAs.
Poetry Sales Increase: Trend or Temporary Rise?
Publishers and booksellers see a significant increase in the popularity of poetry.
Edmund White: An American Still in Paris
The author on his biography of French writer Jean Genet.
Publishing With Passion: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Celebrates 50
FSG's commitment to literature and shrewd business sense.
The Electronic Workshop
Writers in Wyoming use the Internet to exchange manuscripts and criticism.
A small press in Kalamazoo promotes promising Michigan writers.
Turning the Jungle Into a Garden: A Visit With Robert Lax
This poet's quiet life on a Greek island, away from the literary limelight.
An Interview With Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
The fiction writer and her role in the Filipino community.
"Congratulations! You've Just Won $295,000: An Interview With Octavia E. Butler
Many of this science fiction writer's protagonists are smart, strong-willed black women, like Butler herself.
Lake Filled With Light: In E. M. Forster's Italy
A writer explores Tuscany searching for the quality of light Forster described in Where Angels Fear to Tread and Room With a View.
News and Trends
Erica Jong Endows a Writing Center at Barnard
Author Jong ("Fear of Fifty") raised $100,000 for Writing Center at Barnard College